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Tuesday, June 21
 

8:00am

Building Bolder Schools: It Doesn't Hurt to Be First
Who wants to be the line leader? Ask that in any elementary room and every hand would go flying into the air. And yet, schools seem to be terrified of being the first ones to adopt new ideas in technology. Somewhere between kindergarten and our last faculty meeting, the role of line leader seems to have gone from the best job on the board to a position that's just a little terrifying. When did we become so terrified of being a trailblazer? During this presentation, we'll explore the risks, benefits, and transformations that can occur when a school embraces risk and is willing to step up and be first.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
Reardon Auditorium

9:30am

Digital Citizenship from an Administrative Perspective
Learn how one district is creating systems to hold its schools accountable to teach digital citizenship lessons to all students in order to meet E-Rate verification and receive Common Sense Digital Citizenship District Certification by utilizing Google Apps and Common Sense Education resources.  

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 104

9:30am

Digital Citizenship – Helping Students Navigate the Digital World!
Whether you are a 1:1 school or have just one computer lab, digital citizenship is a part of every student’s life. Digital Citizenship encompasses everything from maintaining a positive Digital Footprint to understanding Fair Use in the digital age. Let’s help our students navigate!

Speakers
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Carly Havlik

eLearning Coach, Zionsville Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 214

9:30am

45 Google Tools in 45 Minutes
Get ready to drink from a fire-hose as we talk about some of the top Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-Ons in education today. This will be a quick paced overview of some of my favorite apps I've used and seen used in the classroom. We’ll even do a little crowd sourcing to discover some attendee favorites.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 101

9:30am

Adding iPads to the Secondary Math Classroom
iPad is the ultimate tool for creativity, content consumption, collaboration, and critical thinking. This course focuses on using iPads to support math instruction. Specifically, we will explores Apple's rich educational resources ripe for revolutionizing your learning environment. We will look at a few apps that help students make meaning of mathematical concepts and be challenged to redesign your instructional approach to include interactive digital content. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that help educators author multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. Anthony teaches in a 1:1 iPad environment and testifies to the profound impact iPads and iBooks have on... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 102

9:30am

Assessing Without Tests
Today's students grew up with standardized testing, so they either don't take them seriously or nearly hyperventilate when they hear the word "test." Come learn creative, tech-laden assessment ideas for any classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Chantell Manahan

Chantell Manahan

Director of Technology, MSD of Steuben County
My ten years in education have taken me from the classroom teaching French and English to my new position as the Director of Technology at MSD of Steuben County. I am passionate about students creating content and becoming digital leaders, and I sponsor our student tech team, the High Tech Hornets.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 231

9:30am

Connecting Beyond the Walls
Join us to learn about building PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), using a variety of social media tools with your students and classes (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.), and utilizing websites that expand your students' audience from only one (you!) to the world. Your digital toolbox will be filled!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Formerly the Library & Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana, Sherry Gick is now part of the Five Star team in Northwest Indiana.  She is a Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integrator, Tech Coach, international speaker, collaborator, social media lover, YA reader, iPhone fiend, & technology addict.  She's also known for being an envelope pusher, idea challenger, optimist, and a relocated... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 218

9:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Hear of Discovery Education? Not sure how to use or access it? Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview.  Interested in the DE Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items, so be sure to stop by and talk. 

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 355

9:30am

Easy Ways to Incorporate Technology Daily Into Your Primary Classroom!
My goal is to give educators who are eager to incorporate technology into their classroom quick ideas that they can use immediately. I would like to help educators who do not know where to start get simple ideas that do not take a tech guru to figure out! I plan on discussing Kahoot, QR codes and readers, Crayola Color Alive, Seesaw, Aurasma, and Moby Max. I recommend downloading these apps if possible before attending. I will show how I’ve used these in my classroom and provide resources to help get you started.

Speakers
avatar for Karalee Peercy

Karalee Peercy

2nd Grade Teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools (Lapel Elementary)
I have been teaching for 11 years in the same district. Most of my teaching time has been in 2nd grade, but I have also taught 3rd grade and a remediation class. I love teaching and I love learning about new ideas that will help my students learn! This year was my first year having tablets in my classroom and I have tried to incorporate them into my teaching in small steps! Megan Fettig teaches 3rd grade at Lapel and has incorporated Chrome Books... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 167

9:30am

Google Drive 101
This session will help you understand the storage options and organization within Google Drive. The ideal participant is one who is new to using Drive and/or needs a refresher of the basics. You will learn how to navigate through your drive and gain an understanding of sharing files.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has taught for the past 12 years. She has been a special education teacher, Title 1 teacher, taught first grade for two years and has spent the last 7 years teaching fifth grade. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 103

9:30am

Hands On Use of Google Classroom
Hands on Google Classroom from beginner to advanced.

Speakers
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Jeff Thurston

Frankton Lapel School Corp
Jeff Thurston is a graduate of Ball State University with a BS, major in Mathematics, and a MA in Curriculum and Educational Technology.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 274

9:30am

I Know It's Here, SOMEWHERE!
Overwhelmed with the amount of information that crosses your desktop? Need help finding emails, websites, docs, and more? This session will help you find and organize your materials via aids like Gmail, Chrome, bookmarks, and Keep. Bring your device, as we will even share and practice how to better track conference materials.

Speakers
avatar for Don Gniffke

Don Gniffke

Math Instructional Coach, Anderson Community Schools
Graduate of Kentucky Christian University (B.S.) and Ball State University (M.A. in El. Ed.). Classroom teacher for ten years (4th - 6th Grades), Elementary Data Coach (1 year), and currently the Math Instructional Coach for Highland Middle School, Anderson Community Schools. (3 years) Mr. G. is also a trained presenter for the AFT's course, "Thinking Mathematics 3-5." and a Certified Google Educator.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 166

9:30am

Infographics 101
What are they? Why use them? Why create them? This session will explore the use of infographics, how to teach with them and how to guide students in creating them.  Explore easy to use web tools and apps that are great for creating infographics.

Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 345

9:30am

Integrating GOOGLE DRAWINGS in Your Classroom
Find out how to integrate google drawings into your classroom lessons. We will show you how Google Drawings works and some amazing ways it can be used with students and teachers to engage students.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Claxon

Paul Claxon

Teacher, South Madison
Paul Claxon - I am a twenty-two year veteran teacher with wide and varied classroom and grade level experiences. I have taught third through sixth grade levels along with being an elementary technology special area teacher for eight years. In my current role, I teach kindergarten thru sixth grade students weekly lessons on using technology to enhance their classroom projects.
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media and eLearning Specialist, SMCSC
Erika Matthews has taught for 14 years with South Madison Community School Corporation. She has taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and K-6 Computers and is currently the media and eLearning Specialist at Pendleton Elementary.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 116

9:30am

Just Breathe- Simple Ways to Incorporate Technology Effectively
Do you find incorporating technology into your lessons daunting? This session will give you simple ideas on how to integrate technology in your classes right away as well as how technology can aid in differentiation and data keeping. Newsela, Kahoot/Socrative, Quizlet Live and Nearpod will be highlighted. 

Speakers
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Sarah Heppner

Title I and RTI Coordinator, Greensburg Community Schools
I am Sarah Heppner, Title I and RTI coordinator, for Greensburg Jr. High School. I have taught for over 25 years in a variety of positions. I have also coordinated high ability district wide and currently coordinate Title I. I have a special interest in helping new teachers and experienced teachers with new strategies.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 318

9:30am

Keep It Straight
With the plethora of resources available to us in this digital age, it can be overwhelming to find where a particular item is. LiveBinders and Padlet are resources to organize your bag of tricks. We will look at examples and learn how to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Storm

Julie Storm

Spanish Teacher, Lapel High School
Julie Storm has been teaching Spanish to high school students for thirteen years.  She has used various digital tools. Storm studied at Marian University (BA) and IUPUI (MA).


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 350

9:30am

Lucid for the Classroom
Create flow charts and flyers quickly and easily with the Google extension of Lucidchart and Lucidpress.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Science Teacher, Frankton Jr/Sr High School
Jason Smith is a 2005 Indiana University graduate. He has taught for ten years as a science teacher, with the last seven years at Frankton High School. He is currently head of the Science Department and serves on the Technology Commitee.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 365

9:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 156

9:30am

Sparking Curiosity: A User's Manual
Using examples from the classroom, research, literature and film, this session will explore curiosity as a omnipresent motivational force in our world. Simple resources and instructional strategies used to spark curiosity will be modeled, case studies will be analyzed, and personal stories will be shared. An emphasis will be made on tangible strategies for sparking student curiosity, and how technology may operate as a strategic partner in this process. 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 133

9:30am

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Every student has a camera in their pocket and easy access to video tools that rival professional movie studios. How do we use these powerful technologies in the classroom? Explore non-traditional ways to harness the power of digital storytelling to tap into student creativity throughout the curriculum. In this session, we will explore a series of several different YouTube videos and genres. We will analyze the original each video and break down what exactly is so appealing about it and how we can use simple technologies to replicate those ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 321

9:30am

Bring it On: How to Lead By Example Using Google Apps
When school leaders leave this session, they will walk away with many ideas for beginning to lead and model technology integration in their buildings, specifically using Google Apps! What are the "need to know's" for me as a school leader, and what digital tools exist to help me be a more efficient and effective leader? How can I collaboratively model these in front of my staff? If you are looking for the answer to these questions, be sure to join this exciting session!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Clifford

Kelly Clifford

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
In her professional journey, Kelly Clifford has been a teacher, technology coach & coordinator, Director of Technology, Google Certified Educator, and is now Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She uses her passionate energy and enthusiasm to help school districts across all of Northern Indiana with their journeys related to practice, proficiency, and pedagogy in a technology-rich environment. Kelly works with... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 340

9:30am

What's New in eLearning!
If you haven’t tuned in to the news from the IDOE’s Office of eLearning this year-you’ve missed a lot! Join Candice and Jason as they share some highlights, resources, and collaborative projects which are helping to transform teaching and learning in Indiana. We’ll get you up to date, and connected to ongoing conversations in eLearning.  

Speakers
avatar for Candice Dodson

Candice Dodson

Director of eLearning, IDOE Office of eLearning
Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, and Jason Bailey, Senior eLearning Strategist, are members of the IDOE Office of eLearning. Together with the rest of their team, they are working to connect great ideas for technology infused classrooms, to support new learning models for schools, and to provide leadership in digital innovation for Indiana. Both are former teachers, technology specialists, and district administrators.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 159

9:30am

Learn SMART Notebook Software
Introduce session attendees to SMART Notebook software, focusing on the basic toolbar and tools, the Gallery, Lesson Activity Builder (LAB), and add-ons.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Serra

Kristi Serra

Teacher & Integration Specialist, Lafayette Catholic School System


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
Decker 344

10:30am

Lunch Available
Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

10:30am

Debate Digitally
Using Google and Google Scholar, as well as Google apps Docs, Sheets, and Slides, students will conduct a short research product to prepare an evidence- based debate. All submissions are digital through Google apps, so the project is completely paperless while learning the research and argumentative process. 

Speakers
avatar for Anita Glaze

Anita Glaze

Data Coach, Anderson High School, Anderson
I love to teach! I've served as a middle school social studies and English teacher, middle school principal. high school principal, 8 Step Coordinator, and now, data coach. But my fave thing to do in the entire planet is to TEACH. And when I can infuse technology - WOW. Things pop, and kids become instantly connected and engaged!


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 214

10:30am

Digital Citizenship Playground: Get Hands-On with Interactives
As students participate in digital spaces, they need guidance to participate safely and ethically. See how students practice with decision-making, perspective-taking, and reflection in digital spaces and learn about best practices with Common Sense Education’s digital citizenship interactives. Experience free interactives and games for students: Digital Passport (grades 3-5), Digital Compass (grades 6-8), and Digital Bytes (grades 9-12). Get hands-on as we demonstrate our newest lesson delivery method with interactive platform Nearpod. Which interactive experience will you choose? 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 104

10:30am

5 Ways to Have Some Fun with Google Maps
Whether you use it to navigate the streets or to transform into a digital tourist, Google Maps has become one of the most essential tools on the web. We will go over Google sight seeing, smarty pins, earth picker, maps engine and ways to apply maps to classroom activities.  Paper maps are becoming obsolete, but the need to know how to read a map is not.  Whether it is measuring distances, exploring places around the world or even taking a trip to outer space; we can do all of these with Google maps.  

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She currently teaches Preparing for College and Careers and Human Development to at risk freshman in the Raider Success Center. In addition to this, she also teaches Advanced Child Development and Child Development to students in the general population. | | She... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 166

10:30am

Appy Hour - The Deep Dive
If you've attended one of those mind blowing and numbing "60 Apps in 60 Minutes" type workshops, this is NOTHING like that. We'll take a look at just a couple of really fantastic apps and tools and dig deeper into how they could be used in the classroom to impact student learning. If you have an app you've been wanting to investigate, bring it with you! We'll talk about that one too. This workshop will be very informal. Come ready to think, discuss, and learn!Appy Hour - The Deep Dive

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 101

10:30am

Collaborate Good Times, Come On!
The most amazing part of the Google Tool suite is its ability to allow users to collaborate. This session is designed for beginner users to learn the power of collaboration that’s available with Google Apps like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive. Come with a Google account and a laptop and get started collaborating in Google!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Migrant Education Program Technology Specialist, East Central Educational Service Center
I serve as the Technology Specialist for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. I'm working closely with the Indiana Department of Education to help roll out a 1:1 initiative for migrant students throughout the state to help give them 24/7 access to coursework and learning opportunities so that they can effectively learn even though their family is extremely mobile. I'm passionate about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, my heart is in... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 275

10:30am

Connecting Beyond the Walls
Join us to learn about building PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), using a variety of social media tools with your students and classes (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.), and utilizing websites that expand your students' audience from only one (you!) to the world. Your digital toolbox will be filled!

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Formerly the Library & Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana, Sherry Gick is now part of the Five Star team in Northwest Indiana.  She is a Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integrator, Tech Coach, international speaker, collaborator, social media lover, YA reader, iPhone fiend, & technology addict.  She's also known for being an envelope pusher, idea challenger, optimist, and a relocated... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 218

10:30am

Creating Interactive Presentations with Pear Deck
With Pear Deck, bring interactive and engaging slide presentations to your classroom! During this session, you will learn how this tool can be used to create real-time formative assessments and guide discussions. Pear Deck is user-friendly and can truly enhance student understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has taught for the past 12 years. She has been a special education teacher, Title 1 teacher, taught first grade for two years and has spent the last 7 years teaching fifth grade. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 103

10:30am

Digital Interactive Notebooks
Interactive notebooks just went paperless! Using Google Drive, participants will receive access to sample interactive notebook pages and learn how to create their own pages. Starting with the basics, participants get a hands-on tutorial on creating notebook pages with backgrounds, textboxes, movable pieces, and more! Don't throw away those old interactive notebook pages, learn how to upload them!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Gustin

Ashley Gustin

South Madison
Ashley Gustin is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  She currently finished her fifth year as an elementary teacher. She has taught general elementary education, and currently teaches the 5/6 high ability classroom. Gustin uses technology and project-based learning to promote student involvement and engagement in her classroom.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 274

10:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the ground-breaking cross-curricular resource designed to simultaneously engage students and provide educators with instructional support. Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview of the various digital tools available.  Want to learn about the Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? Maybe you are looking for a content media source?  You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 355

10:30am

Engage Your Students' Minds with Technology - Without Losing Yours
Don't know where to begin with technology, need a few more tech teaching tools to engage your students, want useful tips on classroom management with technology? Through hands on, interactive examples, we will tackle these things and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Micah Dean

Micah Dean

6th grade Math & Science teacher, Anderson Community Schools
avatar for Kayla Hobbs

Kayla Hobbs

6th Grade Teacher, Anderson Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 318

10:30am

Google Calendar
Learn to use Google Calendar for your classroom. Google Calendar can stream-line communication with students who have been absent, with students who need information about missing assignments, and with students about upcoming assignments.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Storm

Julie Storm

Spanish Teacher, Lapel High School
Julie Storm has been teaching Spanish to high school students for thirteen years.  She has used various digital tools. Storm studied at Marian University (BA) and IUPUI (MA).


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 350

10:30am

Google Drawings--The Best Tool You Aren't Already Using!
Learn how to use this Google tool! I'll provide teacher and student examples of its use in the classroom, as well as give you time to create your own Google Drawings!

Speakers
avatar for Chantell Manahan

Chantell Manahan

Director of Technology, MSD of Steuben County
My ten years in education have taken me from the classroom teaching French and English to my new position as the Director of Technology at MSD of Steuben County. I am passionate about students creating content and becoming digital leaders, and I sponsor our student tech team, the High Tech Hornets.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 231

10:30am

10:30am

Implementing Chromebooks into the Science Classroom
Ideas for daily and project use of chromebooks in the high school science classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Bays

Molly Bays

Biology & ICP Teacher, Lapel High School
Molly Bays is a biology and ICP teacher at Lapel High School. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from Butler University in 2011, and her master's degree from Liberty University in 2014. In her three years of teaching at Lapel, she has incorporated My Big Campus and Google Apps into her classroom through assignments, projects, and all forms of assessment.
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Donna Caudill

Lapel H.S.
Donna Caudill has taught for twenty-eight years. She currently teaches AP/Dual Credit 105 and Dual credit 107 Biology Teacher at Lapel High School. She has been using Google Classroom the past year and believe it is a great site for students to use. The program is especially helpful for students for assignments and review, as well as being very teacher friendly.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 159

10:30am

Minecraft Mania
What is this Minecraft thing?  Learn how to harness your students' obsession with Minecraft and use it to engage your students in the classroom.  You do not have to be a skilled builder to come up with amazing ways for your students to use Minecraft in class.   Learn the in's and out's of Minecraft as well as innovative ways to use it with your students.  Students can build a setting to a novel, calculate volume and area of buildings, collaborate on group projects like southern plantations, or test their survival skills.

Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 345

10:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 156

10:30am

New Spin to Poster Presentations
Group projects can be difficult to assess learning when a project is necessary. Have students acquire the same information but present it in a different way. Learn how to make a simple website that you can teach students to do as a way to prove learning in a different way. 

Speakers
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Sarah Dunham

4th Grade Teacher, Elwood Intermediate School
Sarah Dunham earned her Bachelor's degree from Ball State University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Her teaching experiences with the Elwood Community Schools have been as a high ability teacher for a semester and as a 4th Grade general education for four years. Technology-creating websites as a way to get away from the typical poster presentation.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 365

10:30am

Practical EdTech: Leveraging Simple Tools in Powerful Ways
Although impressive on paper, the newest tool or application can often distract, rather than empower, meaningful learning. Through classroom examples and live demonstrations, this session will help teachers develop, and more importantly, trust in, a simple and streamlined set of tools. Great teaching has been happening long before the advent of technology, and by simplifying our approach to technology integration, we can merge the best of both worlds! 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 133

10:30am

Rock Your Assessments
Are you looking for ways to use technology to help you gain more insight on your assessments? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take your current tests or quizzes and leverage technology to get more personalized information? Play “name that tune” to test your classic rock knowledge and learn to leverage technology to modify your current assessments and get more than a grade. This session will focus on bridging the gap between traditional and standards-based grading practices in a fun and practical way.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Garton

Steve Garton

Senior Manager, Common Sense Education
Steve Garton is a Senior Manager for Common Sense Education in the Learning Solutions program. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment, and communication across stakeholder groups.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 321

10:30am

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Byrum Hall Lobby

10:30am

The iPad Flipped Classroom
iPad is the ultimate device for delivering anytime anywhere learning and for us educators it has never been easier to flip your instruction. This session starts from the stand point of answering "Why flip your instruction?", address the "video conundrum", lays out practical tools and tips to get you started, and ends up challenging you to think about your use of face to face and homework time. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that help educators author multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. Anthony teaches in a 1:1 iPad environment and testifies to the profound impact iPads and iBooks have on... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 102

10:30am

Google Forms to the Rescue!
Every week, school leaders struggle to keep up with the day to day task of organizing, streamlining, and collecting information! In this session, you will get to explore real-life examples of how using Google Forms can save your life as an administrator! Tired of using paper to collect information such as: Blood-Born Pathogen Sign-Off forms, Getting-To-Know-You Staff Information, Staff Reflections and Exit Tickets at meetings, Fire-Drill Information...and more? Join me to discover why all school leaders should be using Google Forms!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Clifford

Kelly Clifford

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
In her professional journey, Kelly Clifford has been a teacher, technology coach & coordinator, Director of Technology, Google Certified Educator, and is now Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She uses her passionate energy and enthusiasm to help school districts across all of Northern Indiana with their journeys related to practice, proficiency, and pedagogy in a technology-rich environment. Kelly works with... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 340

10:30am

Beyond Spaceship Earth
What is life like on the ISS? Explore microgravity and an engineering modeling challenge from the unit of study from the Children's Museum's latest exhibit!

Speakers
avatar for Don Riefler

Don Riefler

MuseumPort Coordinator, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Don Riefler is an all-purpose nerd with years of experience in youth work and informal science education. He worked with at-risk youth in Lafayette for seven years before leaving to acquire his Master's degree in Museum Education from IUPUI. He worked at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis in graduate school, spent two years running the education department at Mobius Science Center in Spokane, WA, and then returned to The Children's Museum in... Read More →
BS

Brooke Shultz

Brooke is currently studying biology at IUPUI to obtain her bachelors of science. For the past 2 years, she has served as an executive board member for the Biology Club at IUPUI as the secretary and most recently as the president. The areas of science that she is most interested in include animal and medical studies, research, and child education.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 347

11:30am

Lunch Available
Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

11:30am

Join the Digital Citizenship Revolution!
Learn why digital citizenship is important, and how you can become Common Sense Education certified to teach others in your district how to develop great digital citizenship curriculum. A great session for administrators, coaches, and teachers of all levels.

Speakers
IC

Indiana Connected Educators

Indiana Connected Educators


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 101

11:30am

Explore-Flip-Apply: An Inquiry Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Despite recent buzz, misconceptions about the "flipped" classroom are rampant. This session will deconstruct and re-define this concept, placing multimedia in the context of an inquiry based learning cycle where videos facilitate, rather than provide, knowledge construction. Current research, tangible tools, and an instructional model will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

11:30am

Exploring Digital Textbooks with Discovery Education
How can utilizing inquiry engage students in the classroom?  How does a digital textbook series that fundamentally changes the way students and teachers experience Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics translate to a practical use in the classroom? Join the Discovery Education team for a discussion around how an inquiry-based instructional design can empower students to control their own learning and facilitate critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills.

Speakers
EA

Erin Atkinson

7th grade Social Studies, Pendleton Heights Middle School


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 347

11:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Have you begun looking for a NEW Science textbook? Looking for something that is dynamic and relevant? Can help you differentiate and improve achievement? Stop by and chat with us about DE Techbook. Other Techbooks offered for social studies and mathematics. Plus great digital content for all subjects. Chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 355

11:30am

Getting Started Socially
This introductory session will include defining a digital footprint, walking through setting up a Twitter account, creating a classroom Facebook page, and utilizing Remind. The session will also include tips and tricks, dos and don'ts, and a recommendation list of education related chats and Twitter users. 

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Thurman

Trevor Thurman

6th Grade Teacher, Drama Club Sponsor, and News Team Sponsor, South Madison Community School Corporation
Trevor Thurman is a 6th Grade Teacher, Drama Coach, and News Team Sponsor at Pendleton Elementary Intermediate. Mr. Thurman considers his classroom a balanced classroom as he integrates technology in addition to face to face traditional instruction to meet the needs of all students.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 116

11:30am

How to Become a NearPod Ninja
Introduce session attendees to the concept of NearPod, the basic features of the NearPod platform, and the benefits of teaching with NearPod. Use the NearPod platform to new NearPod lesson samples, search existing NearPod lessons, and create a simple NearPod lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Serra

Kristi Serra

Teacher & Integration Specialist, Lafayette Catholic School System


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 344

11:30am

iPad iOS 9.3 in Education
Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 167

11:30am

Moby Max: Fun! Strategic Learning for ALL!
Moby Max brings technology to the classroom and differentiate all students learning across the grade levels and academic curriculum areas. Students use the placement tests to locate missing skills through immediate data, set goals to narrow the learning gap and be able to increase mastery levels of skills and increase and show academic progress. Students enjoy the program, being able to pace themselves and see their progress daily. They recieve positive motivation and rewards (badges and games) while teachers can send students messages, check on skills to work individually, with small groups or as a class and then assign mini/pre/post assessments to help guide instruction. There is a behavior management aspect that can help the students to improve their behavior increase a more positive class environement. Moby Max creates a positive home work and practice that is developed at the students instructional level for the use of technology in one on one class environments. 

Speakers
avatar for Sherri Gleeson

Sherri Gleeson

6th Grade Teacher, Anderson Community Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 102

11:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 156

11:30am

QR Code Me
Curious about engaging students with QR codes? Come check out how to create and use QR codes to engage students. Bring a device with you to this session. Come with a free QR scanning app. I will have some app suggestions if you are not sure where to start.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 104

11:30am

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

11:30am

Tech Tools for your Reading Block
Looking for ways to integrate technology into your reading block? This session will not only highlight some great websites, but will also focus on how to utilize Google Docs, Slides, and Hangouts into your instruction. You will leave with a wealth of ideas and resources!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has taught for the past 12 years. She has been a special education teacher, Title 1 teacher, taught first grade for two years and has spent the last 7 years teaching fifth grade. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 103

11:30am

Using Canvas in Music and Other Non-Traditional Classes
This presentation will help attendees use Canvas in non traditional classrooms. Sample Canvas projects that encourage students to demonstrate higher level thinking will be presented. Attendees will learn to create interactive assignments and projects in Canvas that encourage the use of multimedia components by the teacher and the students.

Speakers
avatar for Myron Taylor

Myron Taylor

Director of Bands, Anderson Community School Corporation



Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 365

11:30am

Using Google Tools to Design Elementary Lessons
Save $ on Teachers Pay Teachers and learn to use Google Docs, Drawings & Clip Art to make your own practice for lower elementary students. You will need a laptop and mouse to practice along with me during the session. Let's learn from each other!

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Gray

Kirsten Gray

Elementary Teacher, Anderson/Edgewood
I'm an accountant turned teacher 10 years ago. I love using technology to plan, communicate with parents, and to be creative making fun learning activities. I've heard people say, "I don't have any tech at my school, so why should I attend eLead?" Well...if you have a computer, and you're willing to learn and be creative, then my session WILL help you. Feel free to email me any questions you may have in advance. You will need a Google account... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 214

11:30am

Using INSPIRE-Based Lessons in the Classroom
Get connected with the wealth of resources provided by the State of Indiana through INSPIRE. From academic databases designed specifically for educators, to student-friendly resources in all subject areas, INSPIRE has it all. Using INSPIRE-based assignments in the classroom is a perfect way to teach valuable research and information literacy skills to students of all ages. This session will highlight specific INSPIRE resources and show you how to connect them to your curriculum objectives.

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Hobbs

Lynn Hobbs

Director, Pendleton Community Public Library
Lynn Hobbs has worked as a public librarian for twenty years and is currently the Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library. Lynn is also the Chair of the INSPIRE Steering Committee and has extensive experience with INSPIRE and its resources. Lynn holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 318

11:30am

Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom: The Library of Congress Model
Join fellow attendees in identifying, organizing, and analyzing sets of primary source documents. Learn about the teaching materials available from the Library of Congress. Take home new ideas for using primary sources in your classroom along with a set of blank analysis tools for maps, photos, interviews, films, and more.

Speakers
EO

Elizabeth Osborn

Indiana University Center on Representative Government


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 159

11:30am

What in the World?! - Social Studies Tech Tools
Are you a 1:1 Social Studies teacher who needs practical tips that you can implement in your classroom? Tim Gray is an 11 year veteran Middle School Geography teacher from Southern Hancock Schools. Join this Google Level 2 certified teacher as he shows you essential tech tools such as Pear Deck, Scribble Maps, Timeline Makers, video creators, games and more!  

Speakers
TG

Tim Gray

CSC Southern Hancock Schools


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 218

11:30am

Evaluating Teachers’ Use of Technology
When it comes to the effective use of technology, what should evaluators look for? What role does technology play for students within the lesson being evaluated? Administrators will leave with the answers to these questions through conversation and review of classroom examples through the lens of popular technology integration models.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 321

11:30am

Flipping Portions of Your Staff Meeting!
Have you heard about principals who are "flipping" their weekly staff meetings? Join us for an awesome conversation about the benefits of trying this in your building, authentic examples, and what it takes to get started! You will walk away with the tools, skills, and the mindset needed to evolve your "Opening Day" Staff Meetings this fall!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Clifford

Kelly Clifford

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
In her professional journey, Kelly Clifford has been a teacher, technology coach & coordinator, Director of Technology, Google Certified Educator, and is now Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She uses her passionate energy and enthusiasm to help school districts across all of Northern Indiana with their journeys related to practice, proficiency, and pedagogy in a technology-rich environment. Kelly works with... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 340

11:30am

3D Printing
Learning the basics to 3D printing.

Speakers
BK

Barrett Key

Lapel High School
Barret Key is a graduate of Ball State University. He majored in Technology Education.He currently teaches classes in Web Design, Computer Programming, Adobe CS6, Construction, and Computer Aided Drafting.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 166

11:30am

Got Sphero? Get Learning!
Sphero is a robotic ball. It also happens to be an amazing, versatile, teaching tool that you can use to hook your students into learning, no matter the subject. All it takes is some practice! In this session, we’ll start from the beginning by getting hands-on with this robotic ball that’s taking the education world by storm and move from the “101s” to a time of brainstorming lesson ideas and incorporation so you can walk away with a head full of activities you can engage your students in using Sphero.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Migrant Education Program Technology Specialist, East Central Educational Service Center
I serve as the Technology Specialist for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. I'm working closely with the Indiana Department of Education to help roll out a 1:1 initiative for migrant students throughout the state to help give them 24/7 access to coursework and learning opportunities so that they can effectively learn even though their family is extremely mobile. I'm passionate about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, my heart is in... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 275

11:30am

Makerspace: Make It YOUR Space
One of the most innovative developments in education within the past couple of years has been the creation of makerspaces.  Makerspaces are NOT a one-size fits all.  Come see how makerspaces can be created to fit your needs and the needs of your school.  Attendees will leave with insights on how to connect with their community partners and how to find the best fit for their space.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Coach/Math Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever transformed his teaching style. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped learning, and other web tools into his daily lessons. During the winter of 2014-2015 he was part of... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 345

12:30pm

Lunch Available
Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

12:30pm

Differentiating with Tech
There are many digital tools that help teachers create differentiated assignments and give students fair access to curriculum and materials. In this session, we will cover a few of my favorites: using Google Forms to create multiple versions of assignment/tests, using Read and Write for Google or TechHelp to help students access digital materials, and using EdPuzzle to create interactive video lessons.  

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Special Education Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara has been a special education teacher for over 25 years and has spent time at the elementary and middle school levels. Co-teaching general education classes is one of her favorite parts of her job. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things as hands-on as possible. Kara loves keeping up with and learning new tech and teaching methods and is excited to share things with other educators.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 340

12:30pm

Free Training, Support and MUCH More - Sign Me Up!
The PATINS Project is the best kept secret in Indiana. Find out more about these questions and more:
Is PATINS just for Special Educators? - No!
Is PATINS really a free service? - Well, think of it as someone else has already picked up the check!
Do you really give away iPads, Chromebooks and other great door prizes at your conferences? - Come listen and find out!

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS SE Coordinator, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl - PATINS SE Coordinator smahl@ciesc.k12.in.us Presentations Chrome OS and Accessibility Apps and Extensions for Chrome Chrome and Apple: A Match Made in Heaven Accessibility and UDL Tips and Tricks Every Educator Should Know UDL – Unpacked Engaged and Simplified! UDL – Unpacked and Ready for Action and Expression! Specialty Areas High Incidence Disabilities Deaf/Hard of Hearing Chromebook Accessibility Universal Design for... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 301

12:30pm

Digital Citizenship: How to Create a Culture
Kids today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation at school and home. Learn how you can create a school culture that helps students harness those opportunities and prepare for the tech rich educational environment.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 104

12:30pm

Amazon Education: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Tools

Are you interested in understanding what all the OER hype is about? Are you looking for ways to save time when planning for next year? If so, then this session is for you. You will be given an overview of the history of open education and introduced to the ongoing partnership between the State of Indiana and Amazon Education. In addition, you will gain access to Amazon’s newest tool, currently in closed beta– a go-to source for free, educator-created digital content for your classroom. 


Speakers
JF

Jill Florant

Amazon Education
As part of the Amazon Education team developing a new tool for free educator-created content, Jill Florant works closely with educators so that they can effectively discover and share learning practices. With more than 15 years of experience in blended and online learning, Jill supports educators in a wide variety of professional learning opportunities.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 159

12:30pm

ClassDojo ... Fun Behavior Management
ClassDojo is a web based behavior management system that allows students to have fun creating their own monster and view their positive and negative points. Parents sign up and monitor their behavior. Give instant feedback and engage your students!

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bays

Fred Bays

4th Grade Teacher, Mt Vernon Schools
Fred has been teaching for 3 years. He was a pastor for 25 years, after beating stage 3a malignant melanoma cancer, he renewed his teaching degree. Fred has a unique approach to education that involves developing real-life, game-based approaches to learning. He's developed a Shark Tank Simulation Unit that had State Superintendent Glenda Ritz attend. He is currently developing a business called Simulated Learning, where schools will be able to... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 156

12:30pm

Collecting and Using Student Data for Real Time Instruction.
Beyond the fun and flashy game style quizzing programs like Kahoot and Quizziz lies the less flashy (yet free) website Thatquiz.org. This session will look at using this web tool to create formative assessments that will give students and teachers immediate feedback. Furthermore, we will discuss how this data can be used to provide real-time instruction in the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that help educators author multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. Anthony teaches in a 1:1 iPad environment and testifies to the profound impact iPads and iBooks have on... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 102

12:30pm

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the inquiry-based science textbook built on the 5E model! Integrates hands-on labs, digital exploration, and more. What your students to learn to read, write, and think like a scientist? Stop by and check out the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Plus, you could win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 355

12:30pm

Earn Your Google World Traveler Passport
Have you ever wanted to travel the world with your students? Don’t have the funding? Who does? Become a Google World Traveler using some of the most incredible yet accessible tools available. We’ll investigate tools like Google Lit Trips, Google Cultural Institute, Google Cardboard, and Google Expeditions to cross curricularly circumnavigate the globe!!

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 101

12:30pm

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with iPad
Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 167

12:30pm

Intro to NBC Learn
Learn how to access NBC Learn K-12 and use the 19,000+, standard aligned resources for multiple content areas including English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Health/PE and more! All made available to you and your classroom by the Indiana DOE Digital Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston and has almost 20 years of experience in education including being in a 1:1 classroom environment for U.S. History. She has conducted numerous presentations at... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 166

12:30pm

Let's Hangout!
Have you heard the phrase "Google Hangout" but have no idea how to implement it within your classroom? This workshop will give a basic tutorial of it and offer a variety of website and contact suggestions for various subjects and grade levels to implement in your classrooms. 

Speakers
AI

Amy Ingram

Lapel High School


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 214

12:30pm

Mobile Apps in Education

A look into apps that can help leverage student learning in your classroom. Get hands on with trending apps to help engage your classroom or for your own professional development.  The below app are just the beginning of knowing what students and teachers are using to engage the learning process. 

Apps: Periscope, Snapchat, Youtube Capture, Google Street View (VR), Photo Math, Google Hangout and Photos,  and Newsela.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Migrant Education Program Technology Specialist, East Central Educational Service Center
I serve as the Technology Specialist for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. I'm working closely with the Indiana Department of Education to help roll out a 1:1 initiative for migrant students throughout the state to help give them 24/7 access to coursework and learning opportunities so that they can effectively learn even though their family is extremely mobile. I'm passionate about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, my heart is in... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 275

12:30pm

Put the I in Movie
Come see how to integrate the I Movie app into your language arts curriculum. Great even if you only have one I Pad! You will learn how to use this movie making app and how to make your language arts class come alive.  

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Dowd

Catherine Dowd

Third grade PLUS teacher, Anderson Community Schools
I have been teaching for 25 years. This was my first year for 1 to 1 devices. My students really enjoyed having access to technology.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 231

12:30pm

Speaking Silently: Using Online Conversations to Amplify Student Ideas and Engagement
Students are often receivers of information: they’re lectured at, presented to, viewers of; while these are often important ways of transferring information, the students aren’t doing much. This session shares computer-based tools and strategies for shifting students from passive receivers to active constructors of information without changing all your curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson

Professional Development Coordinator, Delaware Community Schools and Indiana Writing Project
Lindsey spent the past 10 years as a middle and high school English and social studies teacher. This coming year she will be the new Professional Development Coordinator for Delaware Community Schools, helping teachers to use technology to enhance their teaching. She is also a reading specialist, and she is a Teacher Consultant and Co-Director of Technology for the Indiana Writing Project.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 350

12:30pm

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

12:30pm

Tech Talk
Chromebooks? Ipads? Windows 10? What's on the tech radaar? How do you let your tech people know what you need? What are the right questions to ask? What are the buzzwords? What should I check first before contacting tech? Find out here!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Bell

Nathan Bell

Mobile Device Manager, Anderson Community Schools
Using Chromium to extend the life of dated computer hardware.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 318

12:30pm

Hour of Code & Beyond
Coding isn't just the language of the future, it's the language your students can begin learning NOW! Learn how you can begin teaching coding in your classroom, whether you teach K or 12th graders, even if you have zero experience. Coding is a way to incorporate problem solving, critical thinking skills, collaboration, and it can be a lot of fun! Join us to learn about the ever growing Hour of Code movement and how to make it a part of your daily class and not just one day a year.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Formerly the Library & Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana, Sherry Gick is now part of the Five Star team in Northwest Indiana.  She is a Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integrator, Tech Coach, international speaker, collaborator, social media lover, YA reader, iPhone fiend, & technology addict.  She's also known for being an envelope pusher, idea challenger, optimist, and a relocated... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 218

12:30pm

STEM: An Integrated Approach in the Elementary
Participants will explore how to take a central idea and create an integrative STEM with real-world application. We will explain the who, what, when, where, how, and why of STEM in the elementary setting. Participants will leave with tools and techniques to implement STEM in their own classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Boykin

Laurie Boykin

4th Grade Teacher, Shenandoah School Corporation


Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 103

1:30pm

Lunch Available
Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

1:30pm

Chrome OS and Accessibility
Participants will learn their way around the Chrome Operating System (OS) We will shop the Chrome Web Store to discover what apps can be found to support all learners. Some of the apps we will investigate include: text to speech, speech to text and word prediction and inaccessible text conversion. The participants will learn the general merits of this device as a 1:1 tool in a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) environment.

Speakers
avatar for Sandi Mahl

Sandi Mahl

PATINS SE Coordinator, PATINS Project
Sandi Mahl - PATINS SE Coordinator smahl@ciesc.k12.in.us Presentations Chrome OS and Accessibility Apps and Extensions for Chrome Chrome and Apple: A Match Made in Heaven Accessibility and UDL Tips and Tricks Every Educator Should Know UDL – Unpacked Engaged and Simplified! UDL – Unpacked and Ready for Action and Expression! Specialty Areas High Incidence Disabilities Deaf/Hard of Hearing Chromebook Accessibility Universal Design for... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 301

1:30pm

Lectio + Other Low-Tech Homework Tools
Come hear the story of a mother who, after searching for years for an assistive technology to meet her son's needs, created it! Lectio is a new assistive technology designed specifically with students who have language-related learning disabilities in mind. Plus, I will share other low-tech homework survival tips that made all the difference in our house.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Parmelee

Kris Parmelee

Co-Founder & CEO, Lectio
I am the parent of a kiddo with ADHD and dyslexia. He is currently in 7th grade but over the years, I have learned many tricks and tips for homework time. And, I have learned most of these the hard way: over tears, out of desperation and at my Witt's end! I want to share some of these tricks and tips with you. This workshop is designed for parents, special education teachers or anyone who wants to help kids with ADHD/dyslexia survive the... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 274

1:30pm

Video as an Instructional Device
Within the last five years, the popularity of You Tube, Khan Academy, and a myriad of different production tools have placed video under an education technology microscope. This session will investigate video through both a lens of inquiry and information transfer, while also sharing useful tools and tricks for curating, sharing editing and tracking video. Emphasis will be placed on Multimedia Media Learning Theory in the context of video design.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

1:30pm

Amazon Education: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Tools

Are you interested in understanding what all the OER hype is about? Are you looking for ways to save time when planning for next year? If so, then this session is for you. You will be given an overview of the history of open education and introduced to the ongoing partnership between the State of Indiana and Amazon Education. In addition, you will gain access to Amazon’s newest tool, currently in closed beta– a go-to source for free, educator-created digital content for your classroom. 


Speakers
JF

Jill Florant

Amazon Education
As part of the Amazon Education team developing a new tool for free educator-created content, Jill Florant works closely with educators so that they can effectively discover and share learning practices. With more than 15 years of experience in blended and online learning, Jill supports educators in a wide variety of professional learning opportunities.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 159

1:30pm

Calling All Authors
Do your students love to write books? Want them to like writing books? Come learn how students can publish their writing in book creator. This app makes it fun to draw, write, and publish books.  

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Dowd

Catherine Dowd

Third grade PLUS teacher, Anderson Community Schools
I have been teaching for 25 years. This was my first year for 1 to 1 devices. My students really enjoyed having access to technology.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 231

1:30pm

Collaborating with Google Hangout
Surely every teacher has wished they could be two places at once. Come learn how a 6th grade team used Google Hangouts to teach a Social Studies unit, including one teacher teaching 6 classes at the same time. Then brainstorm how this model could apply in your own classrooms. 

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Thurman

Trevor Thurman

6th Grade Teacher, Drama Club Sponsor, and News Team Sponsor, South Madison Community School Corporation
Trevor Thurman is a 6th Grade Teacher, Drama Coach, and News Team Sponsor at Pendleton Elementary Intermediate. Mr. Thurman considers his classroom a balanced classroom as he integrates technology in addition to face to face traditional instruction to meet the needs of all students.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 116

1:30pm

Digital Tools to Promote Close Reading
More and more reading is being done on screens, but the culture of online reading tends to promote skimming rather than deep reading. This session focuses on free, simple, interactive tools and strategies to use in your classroom to help students close read and interact with a text.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey Thompson

Professional Development Coordinator, Delaware Community Schools and Indiana Writing Project
Lindsey spent the past 10 years as a middle and high school English and social studies teacher. This coming year she will be the new Professional Development Coordinator for Delaware Community Schools, helping teachers to use technology to enhance their teaching. She is also a reading specialist, and she is a Teacher Consultant and Co-Director of Technology for the Indiana Writing Project.



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 350

1:30pm

Easy EdPuzzle Video Lessons for Every Subject!
Edpuzzle is a search engine for short videos on every subject matter. You can add questions into the video and your voice so they can reply as they learn. Find movie clips, animations, and teacher lessons. It's a quick and engaging way to introduce topics. 

Speakers
avatar for Fred Bays

Fred Bays

4th Grade Teacher, Mt Vernon Schools
Fred has been teaching for 3 years. He was a pastor for 25 years, after beating stage 3a malignant melanoma cancer, he renewed his teaching degree. Fred has a unique approach to education that involves developing real-life, game-based approaches to learning. He's developed a Shark Tank Simulation Unit that had State Superintendent Glenda Ritz attend. He is currently developing a business called Simulated Learning, where schools will be able to... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 156

1:30pm

Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Mac
Speakers

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 167

1:30pm

Extensions and Apps Galore!
If you are a Google Chrome user looking for extensions and apps useful to your teaching and your students learning, this is the session for you. We will cover as many useful extensions and apps as we can in the 45 minutes we have. I will share AT LEAST 25 different apps and extensions I use, and I hope you will be willing to share some of your favorites as well.  

Speakers
avatar for Kara Guiff

Kara Guiff

Special Education Teacher, Oak Hill United School Corporation
Kara has been a special education teacher for over 25 years and has spent time at the elementary and middle school levels. Co-teaching general education classes is one of her favorite parts of her job. She is always looking for ways to engage students and likes to keep things as hands-on as possible. Kara loves keeping up with and learning new tech and teaching methods and is excited to share things with other educators.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 340

1:30pm

Flipped Geometry Classroom and eLearning
Experience the process of creating a flipped classroom and how to utilize for eLearning.  

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Anderson

Joseph Anderson

High School Math Teacher, MVCSC
Implemented a flipped classroom for a high school geometry course. Hear the ups and downs associated with trying a new teaching method. See the process I use for creating the curriculum and ideas for day to day planning.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 214

1:30pm

How to Become a Student Response Superstar
Introduce session attendees to the concept of student response, the basic features of the Kahoot and Socrative platforms, and the benefits of using student response during daily lessons. Use Kahoot and Socrative platforms to view student response samples, search existing student response lessons, and create a simple student response lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Serra

Kristi Serra

Teacher & Integration Specialist, Lafayette Catholic School System


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 344

1:30pm

Make Learning Awesome with Kahoot
Kahoot is a free website that allows educators to create, share and play fun learning games that are appropriate for all ages and subjects! During this session, you will learn about how this fantastic tool can fit perfectly into your curriculum to quickly check for student understanding! 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has taught for the past 12 years. She has been a special education teacher, Title 1 teacher, taught first grade for two years and has spent the last 7 years teaching fifth grade. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 103

1:30pm

NBC Learn Open Session
Heard of NBC Learn? Not sure how to use or access it? Join an NBC Learn specialist for a quick overview. 

Want to learn how you can share this resource with others? Talk with a specialist about a free customized webinar for your grade level or staff. 

Stop in Hartung 355 to talk. 

Moderators
avatar for Cyndy Harrison

Cyndy Harrison

Technology Consultant, TIES
Cyndy moved to Minnesota in 2013, but is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. After working in marketing and advertising for six years, she received a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Houston and has almost 20 years of experience in education including being in a 1:1 classroom environment for U.S. History. She has conducted numerous presentations at... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 355

1:30pm

Open Educational Resources and what they can do for you
Teachers and students have an abundance of Open Educational Resources (OERs) just waiting to be to be tapped into. Attendees will learn about the ever expanding world of OERs, Creative Commons licensing, and how to search and find the best free content on the web. Furthermore, attendees will learn how to leverage the power of iTunesU and other OER banks to access supplemental content and build their own course transforming their course into a media rich learning experience. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that help educators author multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. Anthony teaches in a 1:1 iPad environment and testifies to the profound impact iPads and iBooks have on... Read More →



Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 102

1:30pm

Quizlet Rocks
I plan to introduce the quizlet environment, demonstrate set creation and duplication, show the advantages of the teacher accounts, and run live competitions using the apps new gamification tools.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Callen

Todd Callen

Teacher, ACSC


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 347

1:30pm

Student Showcase
3rd Grade Students-Lindsey Walters, Alexandria
4th Grade Students-Sarah Dunham, Elwood
High School Students-Dave Perrel, Anderson 

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

1:30pm

Tech Up Your Lesson Plan with Purpose
Many teachers find integrating technology into lessons a little overwhelming. This session begins by demonstrating how to find technology that meets the needs of your student population, devices and lesson objective. We’ll transition to the integration through the lens of SAMR of those quality tools into lesson plans while adhering to lesson goals. Teachers will think with purpose about where, why, and how to integrate technology into their teaching. The product of the session will be the design of tech-rich lessons that support higher-order thinking. 

Speakers
avatar for Sue Thotz

Sue Thotz

Los Angeles Education Manager, Common Sense
I'm the Los Angeles Program Manager for Common Sense Education supporting educators and parents to help kids thrive in a world of tech. I've been teaching in the classroom, the cell culture lab, after-school spaces, and more. I love to talk digital citizenship, ed tech integration, and the value of unbiased, independent, trustworthy information to support teachers.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 104

1:30pm

Technology? Not in my Classroom!
This presentation will not just teach you about the technology. It will give you ideas on how to use the technology in your classroom (QR Code, Zaption and Google Classroom). 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Wilkerson

Amanda Wilkerson

Technology Coordinator, Central Nine Career Center


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 365

1:30pm

Ways to simplify Your Life with Google forms
Have you ever wondered what else you can use Google forms for besides assessment?  Are you a prom sponsor that is selling tickets?  A student council advisor that is collecting votes for different roles in office?  There are so many ways that Google forms can simplify your life and make time for the things that matter!  This session will include how to use form add ons such as form notifications, form limiter as well as ways to customize your form to meet your needs.  Forms can help with parent communication when sending sign ups home and making sure the papers don't get lost in the shuffle.  Look no further and come see how Google forms can help you.

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She currently teaches Preparing for College and Careers and Human Development to at risk freshman in the Raider Success Center. In addition to this, she also teaches Advanced Child Development and Child Development to students in the general population. | | She... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Decker 345

1:30pm

Do as I Do, Not as I Say, Modeling Technology as an Instructional Leader
Creating "buy in" when it comes to technology requires modeling by the leadership in the building. Instructional leaders should take time to demonstrate the very applications that they desire their teachers to use in the classroom. By using Google Apps For Education, Learning Management Systems, and other applications leaders will engage their staff using technology and teach them methods that can be applicable in the classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Michael DePasquale

Michael DePasquale

Director of Technology Integration, Portage Township Schools
"Michael has been with Portage Township School for 14 years. 10 of those years a Band Director and 4 of those years as a school administrator. Late this fall he was asked to assume the position of Director of Technology Integration where he helped lead the deployment of 4,000 iOS devices, Digital Projectors, Apple TVs, and provide Professional Development to all staff members. Portage Township Schools will be 1:1 6-9th Grade next year... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 318

1:30pm

From Policy to Practice: Is Your Leadership Moving Your School Forward or Backward?
What can APPS teach you about leadership? It may not be what you expect! Explore leadership with Jeff Mao at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives. How does technology create new leadership challenges for administrators? We will examine policies (AUP, Take home, insurance/fees, filtering, and more) in a 1:1 environment. Does a ubiquitous computing environment demand that you change how you create and implement your policies? When school-owned devices are going home, how does this affect what you need to do?

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Mao

Jeff Mao

Senior Director, Common Sense Education
Jeff Mao joined Common Sense Education in the fall of 2014. He leads Common Sense’s national outreach programs and provides strategic consulting to states and districts on the effective implementation of digital learning programs. Last year, Jeff served as the lead consultant and primary author of the State of Utah's Essential Elements for Digital Powered Learning, a state learning plan adopted by the Utah State Board of Education and funded by... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 321

1:30pm

Hour of Code & Beyond
Coding isn't just the language of the future, it's the language your students can begin learning NOW! Learn how you can begin teaching coding in your classroom, whether you teach K or 12th graders, even if you have zero experience. Coding is a way to incorporate problem solving, critical thinking skills, collaboration, and it can be a lot of fun! Join us to learn about the ever growing Hour of Code movement and how to make it a part of your daily class and not just one day a year.

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Formerly the Library & Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana, Sherry Gick is now part of the Five Star team in Northwest Indiana.  She is a Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integrator, Tech Coach, international speaker, collaborator, social media lover, YA reader, iPhone fiend, & technology addict.  She's also known for being an envelope pusher, idea challenger, optimist, and a relocated... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 218

1:30pm

The World of Drones
Drones are becoming an essential part of today's technology. Come and see why!!

Speakers
BK

Barrett Key

Lapel High School
Barret Key is a graduate of Ball State University. He majored in Technology Education.He currently teaches classes in Web Design, Computer Programming, Adobe CS6, Construction, and Computer Aided Drafting.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 166

2:30pm

The Mess of Teaching: Curiosity, Technology and Everything in Between
Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Reardon Auditorium
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

8:00am

Digital Citizenship-It's Not About the Digital
Digital Citizenship is a relatively new yet hot topic in the world of education today. Vast amounts of time and effort are spent educating students in the area of #DigCit, and rightfully so. Learning to navigate this quickly changing landscape is tricky even for the best digital native, yet it all comes down to one thing. And it has nothing to do with technology. Do we still need to teach Digital Citizenship? Absolutely! But this one skill makes all the difference.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:15am
Reardon Auditorium

9:30am

Universal Design for Learning: A Mindset, Not a Method
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) gives educators a lens through which to view their content delivery/assessment from the onset, instead of attempting to retrofit them for students with different learning needs. Technology makes the mindset easier by giving teachers a plethora of resources and accessibility features from which to draw.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Smithson

Jenny Smithson

Director of Academic Programs, Alexandria Community School Corporation
Jenny Smithson is the Director of Academic Programs at Alexandria Community School Corporation. She is a graduate of Ball State University and has expertise in the areas of special education, high ability education, ELL, and Universal Design for Learning. She loves to talk about educational policy and being an advocate for students.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 167

9:30am

It's That Stupid Law - Copyright In The Classroom
“What? Why can’t I use that music in my project? It was free on the Internet! If they don’t want me to use it, they shouldn’t have put it out there for free!” Educators deal with this situation all the time. However, how many of us are breaking the law ourselves. Come to this session and discuss some of the do’s and dont's of copyright in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 101

9:30am

10 Google Search and Calendar Techniques for Staff and Students!
In this 45 minutes session, you will learn to narrow down search results and get to the information you really want. I have pulled together 10 outstanding "tricks" that will help you and students locate their needed information faster. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Claxon

Paul Claxon

Teacher, South Madison
Paul Claxon - I am a twenty-two year veteran teacher with wide and varied classroom and grade level experiences. I have taught third through sixth grade levels along with being an elementary technology special area teacher for eight years. In my current role, I teach kindergarten thru sixth grade students weekly lessons on using technology to enhance their classroom projects.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 218

9:30am

A Swiss Army Knife for the Classroom
Learn how to use Google Forms to collect survey information, distribute tests/quizzes, as a rubric and what everyone is bringing to the department pitch-in. Data from the resulting form is collected in Google sheets and can be anonymous or collected from the respondent’s username. Extensions make it more powerful.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kiggins

Beth Kiggins

Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist, University of Indianapolis
I am a certified Google Educator. I teach a technology in education course to pre-service teachers. I am interested in the integration of Google Apps into the college classroom. In my day job, I support faculty in their use of instructional technologies to promote learning. I also support their distance learning initiatives.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 365

9:30am

All Students Every Day
Standard-based grading and blended learning go hand in hand. During this session participants connect standard-based grading and blended learning to differentiate and personalize learning. This session provides a foundation for building a blended learning classroom that supports standard-based grading.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual University
I am the mom of three young boys and an Army wife. I love learning and love teaching. I spent six years in a high school math classroom and seven years teaching online. I have my Master's in K12 Administration from Michigan State University and Bachelor's from the small (but lovely) Aquinas College. I have the (crazy) dream to travel around the country with my family in a giant RV.
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer unique conversation to small talk, so please jump right in and talk to me about insanely niche things that interest you.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 103

9:30am

Common Problems Faced by Students and Teachers
Common Problems faced by Students and Teachers
Elearning flexibility is a major draw to college students but K-12 elearning is coming at students providing opportunities and challenges alike. This presentation will look at common problems facing K-12 students and educators.
Student topics:
Digital Divide - Many schools, districts and communities are economically disadvantaged and online access resources are scarce. A survey of schools by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), half of schools and libraries that apply for federal subsidies have “lower speed Internet connectivity than the average American home — despite having, on average, 200 times as many users.” Communities are also behind in funding access points. The presentation will discuss the useage of programs and tech that allow learning to continue offline. 
Motivation and Attitude - Every teacher faces moments when it seems difficult (if not impossible) to engage students. This issue is crucial when we think about the importance of students becoming 21st-century explorers of knowledge. The presentation discussion will focus on risk and rewards of what’s is considered motivation in the online learning world and how attitudes toward online learning are shifting. 
Instructors:
Teaching face to face to hybrid to online – The resounding sound of public education institutions is the clamoring for technology and programs that take teachers and student on a new journey. The presentation will discuss professional development with tech and teaching differentiations from face to face to hybrid to 100 percent online.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 344

9:30am

Connecting and Communicating with Your Students
You will see several tools that can be used in your classroom for collaboration, question/answer, creating, and communicating with your students. Lino, Padlet, TodaysMeet, AnswerGarden, and GoFormative. See these tools from a teacher and student perspective. Learn how to create and use them in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media and eLearning Specialist, SMCSC
Erika Matthews has taught for 14 years with South Madison Community School Corporation. She has taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and K-6 Computers and is currently the media and eLearning Specialist at Pendleton Elementary.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 116

9:30am

Creating Curriculum Through Animation (Student Driven)
Allowing students to be in the driver seat by creating animation over the curriculum has enhanced learning while making it fun. Students take pride in creating something that others will view as creative, and the learning process has succeeded.  

Speakers
JS

Josh Strange

Lapel High School (Frankton-Lapel Community School Corporation)


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 214

9:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Hear of Discovery Education? Not sure how to use or access it? Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview.  Interested in the DE Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items, so be sure to stop by and talk. 

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 355

9:30am

Explore-Flip-Apply: An Inquiry Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Despite recent buzz, misconceptions about the "flipped" classroom are rampant. This session will deconstruct and re-define this concept, placing multimedia in the context of an inquiry based learning cycle where videos facilitate, rather than provide, knowledge construction. Current research, tangible tools, and an instructional model will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Reardon Auditorium

9:30am

Infographics 101
What are they? Why use them? Why create them? This session will explore the use of infographics, how to teach with them and how to guide students in creating them.  Explore easy to use web tools and apps that are great for creating infographics.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 321

9:30am

It Makes My Life Easier and It Is Free
The presentation will cover several free programs that can make teaching a little easier and more interactive. Programs covered will include: Google Classroom - how students can upload work and cut down on printing. Google Forms for creating and self grading of quizzes using Flubaroo. Kahoot - review, exit questions and competition.

Speakers
DS

Dawn Small

Business Teacher, Elwood Junior/Senior High School
I have many years of experience teaching Business Education, I have been at Elwood Junior Senior High School for the past 10 years.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Decker 347

9:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 156

9:30am

7 Steps to Creating PLCs (that teachers want to use)
As with any educational program, professional development is one of the keys to a successful online learning initiative. Face-to-face, virtual synchronous and asynchronous, and a strong PLC are all important aspects of a comprehensive PD program. During this session, participants will take a look at the seven components of this varied approach and discuss tips for implementing real-time and self-paced professional development as a way to encourage and facilitate continual growth.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and curriculum development for the district's virtual school (Achieve Virtual Education Academy) and blended initiatives. Michele is a CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, President of the ISTE Online Learning Network, IUPUI online instructor, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 274

9:30am

A Global Culture - Legal Issues
Does your district offer the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency? Are your world language teachers speaking primarily (90%) in target language? Are you a guru regarding exchange students? If you answered "No" to any of these questions, please join me to learn these answers and so many more to ensure that you're truly leading students toward global preparedness in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Woerner

Jill Woerner

Global Learning & World Languages Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
World Languages | International Endeavors (exchange, partnerships, teachers, etc...) | Global Learning | Bilingual Programs | Teacher Evaluation (especially for WL teachers)



Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 166

9:30am

Bring it On: How to Lead By Example Using Google Apps
When school leaders leave this session, they will walk away with many ideas for beginning to lead and model technology integration in their buildings, specifically using Google Apps! What are the "need to know's" for me as a school leader, and what digital tools exist to help me be a more efficient and effective leader? How can I collaboratively model these in front of my staff? If you are looking for the answer to these questions, be sure to join this exciting session!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Clifford

Kelly Clifford

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
In her professional journey, Kelly Clifford has been a teacher, technology coach & coordinator, Director of Technology, Google Certified Educator, and is now Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She uses her passionate energy and enthusiasm to help school districts across all of Northern Indiana with their journeys related to practice, proficiency, and pedagogy in a technology-rich environment. Kelly works with... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Reardon-Balcony

9:30am

Using Early Warning Indicator System to Find the At-Risk Students Hidden in the Data
Research shows that future high school dropouts can and should be identified in middle school. This session will explore best practices in creating structures to address the needs of off-track students. Learn how Five-Star’s Early Warning Indicator System automatically flags at-risk students and allows teams to group students for interventions so their progress can be easily tracked ensuring that these students are successful in high school and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pogue

Melissa Pogue

Five-Star Technology Solutions


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 318

9:30am

Hacking the K-8 Computer Science Standards
This session will review the newly created and adopted computer science standards for kindergarten through eighth grade. You will leave with an understanding of the DOE’s vision for the standards, their structure and grade bands, and an overview for professional development that will be offered for successful implementation.

Speakers
NF

Nick Flowers

Elementary Math, Science, and STEM Specialist, Other
Nick Flowers is the elementary math, science, and STEM specialist at the Indiana Department of Education, Office of College and Career Readiness. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Nick taught at Carroll Elementary and East Elementary from kindergarten through fourth grade, including inclusion and high ability settings.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Hartung 159

9:30am

Are You Staring at a Blank Canvas?
Part 1 of 2: This session is a high level overview of Canvas (LMS) and will give you ideas to help you start creating your online classroom in Canvas. This session is for beginners, the following session will be hands on. 

Part 2 of 2: Now that you have an idea of what Canvas can do let's get started. This portion will be hands on so bring a laptop if you can. This is for beginners (haven't set up a homepage yet). 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 104

9:30am

Basics of iBooks Author - Build Your First iBook
Since it’s inception iBooks Author has been a major disruptor for the traditional classroom experience. Placing this tool in the hands of students transforms their role from being passive consumers to active builders of authentic content that can be published to a global audience. Furthermore, teachers around the world are using iBooks Author to create multi-touch interactive textbooks transforming the student learning experience into one that is interactive, personalized, and highly engaging. Attendees will learn how this amazing tool can totally unleash the creative juices of both the student and the teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that help educators author multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. Anthony teaches in a 1:1 iPad environment and testifies to the profound impact iPads and iBooks have on... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 102

10:30am

Lunch Available
Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

10:30am

iLit ELL INSPIRE LITERACY AND ACCELERATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT WITH A COMPREHENSIVE DIGITAL INTERVENTION SOLUTION THAT INCREASES STRUGGLING LEARNERS TO REACH READING GROWTH AT GRADE LEVEL
Welcome to iLit ELL... In this session you will learn and discover how Pearson's iLit ELL  has been helping English Language Learners throughout the country and how this program can help your struggling L's build academic language, develop fluency with the English language, improve language production and develop into readers and writers who are successful working at grade level.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 344

10:30am

Digital Citizenship - A Secondary Look
What does your digital footprint look like? What kind of impact might that footprint have on your future? These are questions you should be asking your students. We’ll ask these and more in this interactive session that can be taken and used with your own students.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 101

10:30am

5 Ways to Have Some Fun with Google Maps
Whether you use it to navigate the streets or to transform into a digital tourist, Google Maps has become one of the most essential tools on the web. We will go over Google sight seeing, smarty pins, earth picker, maps engine and ways to apply maps to classroom activities.  Paper maps are becoming obsolete, but the need to know how to read a map is not.  Whether it is measuring distances, exploring places around the world or even taking a trip to outer space; we can do all of these with Google maps.  

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She currently teaches Preparing for College and Careers and Human Development to at risk freshman in the Raider Success Center. In addition to this, she also teaches Advanced Child Development and Child Development to students in the general population. | | She... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 318

10:30am

Blending Holistically Presentation
One question that teachers ask themselves as they begin to design a blended course is which elements are best served face-to-face environment and which are best served online? This will be an energetic, hands-on workshop with a focus on how to think through this process. We will consider which environment best serves the intended instructional outcomes and the unique needs of your students. Participants will get a chance to apply this holistic approach by analyzing mock lesson scenarios and they will leave the session with an understanding of how they can apply this approach to their own blended environment

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual University
I am the mom of three young boys and an Army wife. I love learning and love teaching. I spent six years in a high school math classroom and seven years teaching online. I have my Master's in K12 Administration from Michigan State University and Bachelor's from the small (but lovely) Aquinas College. I have the (crazy) dream to travel around the country with my family in a giant RV.
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer unique conversation to small talk, so please jump right in and talk to me about insanely niche things that interest you.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 103

10:30am

Blendspace is Flipping Fantastic
Blendspace is a free web tool for instructors to collect numerous resources all in one place. Resources include websites, videos, files, quizzes and more. Learn to create a resource for use by your students away from the classroom. Blendspace is not only easy but engaging for the students.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kiggins

Beth Kiggins

Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist, University of Indianapolis
I am a certified Google Educator. I teach a technology in education course to pre-service teachers. I am interested in the integration of Google Apps into the college classroom. In my day job, I support faculty in their use of instructional technologies to promote learning. I also support their distance learning initiatives.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 365

10:30am

Creating Assessments That Can’t Be “Googled”
In an online classroom when we cannot see students doing their work, we have to provide assessment opportunities that allow students to showcase their learning in a way that provides reliable data for the teacher. This is one of the biggest challenges for online educators: determining whether the student actually understands the material or simply understands how to use Google to find answers. In this session, learn strategies to make your assessments “Google proof.”

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and curriculum development for the district's virtual school (Achieve Virtual Education Academy) and blended initiatives. Michele is a CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, President of the ISTE Online Learning Network, IUPUI online instructor, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 274

10:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the ground-breaking cross-curricular resource designed to simultaneously engage students and provide educators with instructional support. Join Discovery Education specialist for a quick overview of the various digital tools available.  Want to learn about the Techbooks? Or maybe you have the Techbook already and have questions? Maybe you are looking for a content media source?  You will have a chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 355

10:30am

Engaging students in a Blended Learning Classroom with 1:1 Activities
Have you heard the terms "Blended Learning" & 1:1 E-Learning used lately? Let's dive right in and pretend that you are teaching with this strategy & technology piece TODAY! We have created a mock classroom for you to experience what this will be like for you & your students.

You will leave with resources that you can use right away! You will learn about new free apps to help you differentiate instruction, save on paper, and make grading easier. The goal is for students to be more independent, complete engaging tasks for their learning journey, while still meeting with you for differentiated instruction! Using data from completed assignments within the apps will help to guide your next steps for your students! :)

We can't wait to show you what this looks like and collaborate about what we envision our classrooms to be like! Let's do what we know is best for our students!


Speakers
avatar for Amanda  Holland

Amanda Holland

1st grade teacher, Mount Vernon Community School Corporation
avatar for Amy McCleery

Amy McCleery

First Grade Teacher, Mt. Comfort Elementary
Wife, Mother of three girls, First-Grade Teacher, Barn Quilt Enthusiast, Nature lover, Owl and Butterfly observer



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 340

10:30am

Forms of All Sorts
Google Forms is a dynamic tool that can be used in many different ways from assessments to collecting information, choose your own adventure story to many other ways of incorporating forms into your routine.  Also, dig deeper into the responses from the forms to leverage the information in a more meaningful way. Come with a Google Account and a laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Migrant Education Program Technology Specialist, East Central Educational Service Center
I serve as the Technology Specialist for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. I'm working closely with the Indiana Department of Education to help roll out a 1:1 initiative for migrant students throughout the state to help give them 24/7 access to coursework and learning opportunities so that they can effectively learn even though their family is extremely mobile. I'm passionate about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, my heart is in... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 350

10:30am

From Fear to Fearless: Transform your teaching using the iPad , Screencast-O-Matic, Swivl, and Apple TV.
Journey into the virtual classroom and learn how to incorporate the iPad, Screencast-O-Matic, Swivl, and Apple TV in order to create captivating, interactive, multimedia presentations. Learn how to create a highly visual and engaging presentation or tell a powerful digital story! Don’t fear new technology; embrace it. Become fearless!

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Haney

Sandra Haney

Adjunct Communication Professor/High School Speech Teacher, Southern Hancock School Corporation
Sandra Haney, M.Ed., has taught speech, English, and CMST 101 (Communication Studies) at New Palestine High School for the past nineteen years. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Southern Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Southern Indiana. | Sandra created and piloted the first known high school hybrid, dual-credit speech class. As an E-Learning developer, she designs... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Decker 347

10:30am

Infographics: Reinventing the Poster
Infographics are a great way for students to demonstrate understanding of things they have read. Compare and contrast, point of view, timelines and more can be demonstrated with high quality infographics. This session will give you an overview of how to use infographics in your classroom and guide you to some (free) infographics resources that you can use right away. 

Speakers
avatar for John Sedwick

John Sedwick

Technology Integration Specialist, Anderson Comm. Sch. Corp.
John Sedwick is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Anderson Community School Corporation. After spending twenty plus years as a high school band director, his interest in technology led him to a degree in Curriculum and Educational Technology. Sedwick has degrees from Indiana State University and Ball State University. He is a Google Educator and leads many sessions on the use of Google Apps and the Canvas LMS. Sedwick also served on... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 167

10:30am

Kahoot
A Kahoot is a collection of questions on specific topics. Created by teachers, students, business-people and social users, they are asked in real-time, to an unlimited number of “players”, creating a social, fun and game-like learning environment.

Speakers
DB

Drew Beahm

Frankton Lapel Community School


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 218

10:30am

Minecraft Mania
What is this Minecraft thing?  Learn how to harness your students' obsession with Minecraft and use it to engage your students in the classroom.  You do not have to be a skilled builder to come up with amazing ways for your students to use Minecraft in class.   Learn the in's and out's of Minecraft as well as innovative ways to use it with your students.  Students can build a setting to a novel, calculate volume and area of buildings, collaborate on group projects like southern plantations, or test their survival skills.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 321

10:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 156

10:30am

Plickers: Assessment Fun with Only One Device
Plickers: This is a quick, fun assessment tool that can be used in your classroom and students do not need a device. The teacher only needs one IPAD, tablet, or smart phone while the students use their free printable plicker cards. 

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media and eLearning Specialist, SMCSC
Erika Matthews has taught for 14 years with South Madison Community School Corporation. She has taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and K-6 Computers and is currently the media and eLearning Specialist at Pendleton Elementary.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 116

10:30am

Standard-Based Digital Content that Fits in Your LMS
In this session we will discus how Indiana schools are using Edmentum solutions to transform teaching and individualize learning for each student based on their needs. We will cover how our courseware can be used in our stand-alone platform or embedded into your LMS at modular level to support classroom teachers looking for standards-based digital content to support blended learning.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Ferrell

Matt Ferrell

Digital Solutions Consultant, Edmentum
Edmentum Digital Solutions Consultant


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 214

10:30am

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Byrum Hall Lobby

10:30am

Video as an Instructional Device
Within the last five years, the popularity of You Tube, Khan Academy, and a myriad of different production tools have placed video under an education technology microscope. This session will investigate video through both a lens of inquiry and information transfer, while also sharing useful tools and tricks for curating, sharing editing and tracking video. Emphasis will be placed on Multimedia Media Learning Theory in the context of video design.

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Reardon Auditorium

10:30am

Google Forms to the Rescue!
Every week, school leaders struggle to keep up with the day to day task of organizing, streamlining, and collecting information! In this session, you will get to explore real-life examples of how using Google Forms can save your life as an administrator! Tired of using paper to collect information such as: Blood-Born Pathogen Sign-Off forms, Getting-To-Know-You Staff Information, Staff Reflections and Exit Tickets at meetings, Fire-Drill Information...and more? Join me to discover why all school leaders should be using Google Forms!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Clifford

Kelly Clifford

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
In her professional journey, Kelly Clifford has been a teacher, technology coach & coordinator, Director of Technology, Google Certified Educator, and is now Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She uses her passionate energy and enthusiasm to help school districts across all of Northern Indiana with their journeys related to practice, proficiency, and pedagogy in a technology-rich environment. Kelly works with... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Reardon-Balcony

10:30am

Pivot - Evaluations
The quest for identifying and supporting effective and highly effective teachers is at the forefront in all districts pursuing academic excellence. Learn to use technology to not only perform classroom observations, but to also complete annual summative evaluations, assign professional development, track Professional Growth Plans, and monitor school-wide and districtwide trends.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pogue

Melissa Pogue

Five-Star Technology Solutions


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 275

10:30am

World Languages - 2016 & Beyond
Come learn about the most up-to-date practices in the world language classroom. Participants will learn about Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs), Can-do statements, Authentic Resources and where to find all of the tools to implement this in the classroom in this fast-paced session! 

Speakers
avatar for Jill Woerner

Jill Woerner

Global Learning & World Languages Specialist, Indiana Department of Education
World Languages | International Endeavors (exchange, partnerships, teachers, etc...) | Global Learning | Bilingual Programs | Teacher Evaluation (especially for WL teachers)



Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 166

10:30am

Science Standards-ology for K-5
This session will review the 2016 adopted elementary science standards for kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will leave with an understanding of the changes between the old and new standards and building them into their classroom instruction.

Speakers
NF

Nick Flowers

Elementary Math, Science, and STEM Specialist, Other
Nick Flowers is the elementary math, science, and STEM specialist at the Indiana Department of Education, Office of College and Career Readiness. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Nick taught at Carroll Elementary and East Elementary from kindergarten through fourth grade, including inclusion and high ability settings.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Hartung 159

11:30am

Lunch Available
Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

11:30am

iLit ELL INSPIRE LITERACY AND ACCELERATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT WITH A COMPREHENSIVE DIGITAL INTERVENTION SOLUTION THAT INCREASES STRUGGLING LEARNERS TO REACH READING GROWTH AT GRADE LEVEL
Welcome to iLit ELL... In this session you will learn and discover how Pearson's iLit ELL  has been helping English Language Learners throughout the country and how this program can help your struggling L's build academic language, develop fluency with the English language, improve language production and develop into readers and writers who are successful working at grade level.

Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 344

11:30am

Name that Habit! Reflecting on Digital Citizenship from an Adult Perspective
Join this session to learn and reflect on your own digital footprint while taking away curriculum, methods, and tips for teaching Digital Citizenship in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Sturgis

Elisabeth Sturgis

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
I am a former middle school science and social studies teacher from Bloomington, Indiana. My background is teaching and technology integration in education. I am a strong advocate of digital citizenship education in schools and believe it needs to be more aggressively taught in schools before making the 1:1 initiative.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 159

11:30am

Blended Learning: It's Elementary My Dear Watson
Do you have elementary teachers looking for ways to incorporate technology in thoughtful practical ways? Then this is the session for you! We will explore different ways blended learning can be implemented and managed in an elementary classroom, look at free resources to use with students to support their learning, and discuss challenges and solutions that will work without having devices for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual University
I am the mom of three young boys and an Army wife. I love learning and love teaching. I spent six years in a high school math classroom and seven years teaching online. I have my Master's in K12 Administration from Michigan State University and Bachelor's from the small (but lovely) Aquinas College. I have the (crazy) dream to travel around the country with my family in a giant RV.
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer unique conversation to small talk, so please jump right in and talk to me about insanely niche things that interest you.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 103

11:30am

Breakout EDU
Immerse yourself in a BreakoutEDU game (think Escape Room in a box). Experience how your students will use critical thinking, problem solving, technological, & communication skills; learn how to incorporate your tech tools into the game across any content area; and visit the support/idea community.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Media & eLearning Specialist, Maple Ridge Elementary
Ryan is a graduate from Indiana State University and a proud father of two great kids. He taught 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade for 10 years before moving to a new role at Maple Ridge. His current role is to oversee the library's day-to-day operations as well as support the staff as a tech coach as the school moves to a blended learning environment.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 116

11:30am

Bringing the Real World into the Classroom
Join the Discovery Education team to learn how to use digital tools to transform the classroom, supplement instruction across all K-12 curricular area, and help your students build mastery in interpreting, understanding and evaluating information. We’ll also take a look at how to use a sense of community (as well as an actual community, the Discovery Educator Network) to engage all stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Hunt

Angel Hunt

6th Grade Teacher, South Madison Community Schools
I am co-presenting at eLead with the Discovery Education team focusing on using the Board Builder tool within the classroom. I just started using DE Board Builder last year in my classroom and absolutely LOVE it! I hope you will find the tool to be user-friendly and something you can use in your classroom as soon as you are ready. Start building! | | Bio Profile: | Graduate of Anderson University | *BA - Elementary Education... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 275

11:30am

Canvas for K-3 | Engaging Primary Learners with Canvas
Are you look for inspiration on how to use Canvas in your K-3 classroom? This session will provide ideas and examples of how primary teachers are using Canvas with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 104

11:30am

Designing Grade Level Courses in Canvas
If you use Canvas as your LMS and do any kind of grade level assessments, this session will guide you through setting up a grade level class. Use it for assessments, voting, surveys or any other grade wide needs you may have.

Speakers
avatar for John Sedwick

John Sedwick

Technology Integration Specialist, Anderson Comm. Sch. Corp.
John Sedwick is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Anderson Community School Corporation. After spending twenty plus years as a high school band director, his interest in technology led him to a degree in Curriculum and Educational Technology. Sedwick has degrees from Indiana State University and Ball State University. He is a Google Educator and leads many sessions on the use of Google Apps and the Canvas LMS. Sedwick also served on... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 167

11:30am

Digital in Any Language
Teachers (of foreign languages especially) are invited to bring a brief description and "how to" guide for digital resources successfully used in their classes. We will share them with each other and leave with "how to"s for ideas that actually work for our students. Included: Quia, Quizlet, Kahoot and....?

Speakers
avatar for Jenni Schrader

Jenni Schrader

classroom teacher, Elwood Community Schools
I teach foreign languages, currently Spanish, at Elwood High School.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 274

11:30am

Digitizing Text Annotation
As digital curriculum is being built into classrooms, students must to continue to interact with text and a great way is through annotation (responding, connecting, summarizing, etc.). This session will be a facilitated sharing of digital text annotation practices and teachers will leave with either a place to start or ideas to expand digital annotation in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Martz

Melanie Martz

Secondary Lit Specialist, IDOE
Melanie Martz is a Secondary Literacy Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Melanie taught middle grade Reading in LaPorte and Indianapolis, Indiana.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 166

11:30am

Discovery Education Open Session
Have you begun looking for a NEW Science textbook? Looking for something that is dynamic and relevant? Can help you differentiate and improve achievement? Stop by and chat with us about DE Techbook. Other Techbooks offered for social studies and mathematics. Plus great digital content for all subjects. Chance to win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 355

11:30am

Integrate, Engage, and Empower Learning with ClassFlow
Learn how to effectively integrate all your 1:1 devices and engage students using ClassFlow. Also, learn how Swivl Robot turns your mobile device into a presentation delivery tool, front-of-room assistant and automated video solution by capturing video and sharing it via mp4 or YouTube. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Tucker

Jeff Tucker

Education Territory Manager, Empower Learning


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 318

11:30am

Leveraging iPads in the Primary Classroom
Often in the primary classroom, the most frequent use of an iPad is either for testing or for the students to play games. Here are some practical apps that will actually allow students to learn phonics, decoding, fluency, sight word recognition, and other reading concepts, independently. Most of these apps are free or inexpensive, as well! This presentation will be practical and hands on. 

Speakers
KB

Kristen Bowen

First Grade Teacher, ACSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 102

11:30am

NEW PowerSchool Gradebook
Don't get caught off-guard in August when you try to enter grades and can't figure out how! PowerTeacherl Pro, the NEW PowerSchool gradebook, looks and works very different. Get a sneak peak and hands-on access to the new gradebook and the new features that come with it.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 156

11:30am

R.I.P Book Reports and Dioramas
The moaning and groaning over the dreaded book report or darn diorama can be heard in every classroom across America. What does research say about effective reading instruction and the use of book reports? How can we free up more time for our student to read and use technology to reflect upon the reading in an authentic way? This session will provide innovative ways for ELA classroom teachers, elementary through secondary, to use technology to deepen student comprehension while holding them accountable for reading.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Moore

Christy Moore

Kindergarten Instructional Coach, Anderson Community
All things Literacy!!!! PreK- 12


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 340

11:30am

Seeing the Light with Seesaw
Are you tired of taking home a stack of papers at the end of the day or fed up with not having students be accountable during small group time? Have no fear because Seesaw is here! You will see the benefit of incorporating Seesaw in your classroom to allow each student to build a digital portfolio that is accessible by teacher, student, and parent year round. 

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Hersberger

Meghan Hersberger

1st Grade Teacher, Frankton Elementary School
Meghan Hersberger currently works at Frankton Elementary where she has taught first grade for five years, kindergarten for one year, and preschool for two years. She obtained her BA from Ball State University in Elementary Education and her MA in Elementary Education as well. She is currently a member of the Frankton-Lapel Community School Technology Team. Meghan uses a weekly digital newsletter to communicate with her stakeholders.
avatar for Cera Storey

Cera Storey

First grade teacher, Frankton-Lapel Community Schools
Cera Storey has been a primary teacher at Frankton Elementary for the past three years. She attended Indiana University for her BA in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Art and has her MA in Curriculum and Instruction. She is a technology advocate in her local school system and strives to create digital learners everyday in her classroom. In the final semester of her Master's Degree, Cera completed a research study that... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 214

11:30am

Sparking Curiosity: A User's Manual
Using examples from the classroom, research, literature and film, this session will explore curiosity as a omnipresent motivational force in our world. Simple resources and instructional strategies used to spark curiosity will be modeled, case studies will be analyzed, and personal stories will be shared. An emphasis will be made on tangible strategies for sparking student curiosity, and how technology may operate as a strategic partner in this process. Sparking Curiosity: A User's Manual 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

11:30am

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

11:30am

Tech Tools for your Reading Block
Looking for ways to integrate technology into your reading block? This session will not only highlight some great websites, but will also focus on how to utilize Google Docs, Slides, and Hangouts into your instruction. You will leave with a wealth of ideas and resources!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Zepik

Jessica Zepik

Media/eLearning Specialist, South Madison Community Schools/East Elementary
Jessica Zepik has taught for the past 12 years. She has been a special education teacher, Title 1 teacher, taught first grade for two years and has spent the last 7 years teaching fifth grade. She is currently the Media and eLearning specialist at East Elementary in Pendleton.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 101

11:30am

Using Google Sites to Showcase Student Work
Presenter is currently using Google sites to instruct students in the development of a website to showcase their semester-long work in an Introduction to Educational Technology course. Participants will learn the basics of how to use Google sites to create a website. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kiggins

Beth Kiggins

Assistant Professor & Instructional Technologist, University of Indianapolis
I am a certified Google Educator. I teach a technology in education course to pre-service teachers. I am interested in the integration of Google Apps into the college classroom. In my day job, I support faculty in their use of instructional technologies to promote learning. I also support their distance learning initiatives.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 365

11:30am

What I Learned Last Year Using Google Classroom
You know how to set up your classes using Google Classroom, now learn what you can do with it. Assign Google Docs, collaborate on charts and graphic organizers etc. Learn to use Classroom to make your classroom more digital.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Webster

Tammy Webster

World History teacher, South Madison Schools
I am an experienced teacher who through the years have learned that there is always more to learn and that there are new and better ways to do things. Using the Google Suite of programs has improved my teaching and streamlined much of what is required of me and my students. I love the access to different techniques and materials that these collaborative programs allow. I am an example of a moderately competent computer user taking advantage of... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 218

11:30am

Youtube, WeTube, WeAllTube
One of Google's widely known tools is Youtube. In this session participants will create a youtube account, create a youtube channel and start creating a classroom culture in which students can get the focus they need in this very robust and sometimes distracting bundle of resources. Learn how to utilize your personal channel to upload your personal videos for your class, or for personal use. Note: Techniques will vary and may be limited on an iPad versus other devices. Session will be constructed around laptops unless at an iOS summit, in which the session will focus on the Youtube App and Safari.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Migrant Education Program Technology Specialist, East Central Educational Service Center
I serve as the Technology Specialist for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. I'm working closely with the Indiana Department of Education to help roll out a 1:1 initiative for migrant students throughout the state to help give them 24/7 access to coursework and learning opportunities so that they can effectively learn even though their family is extremely mobile. I'm passionate about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, my heart is in... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Decker 350

11:30am

Flipping Portions of Your Staff Meeting!
Have you heard about principals who are "flipping" their weekly staff meetings? Join us for an awesome conversation about the benefits of trying this in your building, authentic examples, and what it takes to get started! You will walk away with the tools, skills, and the mindset needed to evolve your "Opening Day" Staff Meetings this fall!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Clifford

Kelly Clifford

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
In her professional journey, Kelly Clifford has been a teacher, technology coach & coordinator, Director of Technology, Google Certified Educator, and is now Director of Innovative Learning for Five-Star Technology Solutions. She uses her passionate energy and enthusiasm to help school districts across all of Northern Indiana with their journeys related to practice, proficiency, and pedagogy in a technology-rich environment. Kelly works with... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Reardon-Balcony

11:30am

Makerspace: Make It YOUR Space
One of the most innovative developments in education within the past couple of years has been the creation of makerspaces.  Makerspaces are NOT a one-size fits all.  Come see how makerspaces can be created to fit your needs and the needs of your school.  Attendees will leave with insights on how to connect with their community partners and how to find the best fit for their space.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Coach/Math Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever transformed his teaching style. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped learning, and other web tools into his daily lessons. During the winter of 2014-2015 he was part of... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Hartung 321

12:30pm

Lunch Available
Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

12:30pm

Google Drive for Special Education
Learn and leave with multiple Google Drive files that can be used daily in the life of a special education teacher. Learn how to save time collecting data and feedback. Mild, moderate, and severe disability teachers will receive great examples to take back to the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Cobb

Lauren Cobb

Teacher, ACSC
Lauren graduated from Anderson University in May of 2012 with a Secondary Education dual license in Social Studies and Special Education. After college, she was a Community Based Instructional Aid at Bloomington South High School. The 2013-2014 school year, Lauren was a resource teacher at Delta High School and also taught Algebra Enrichment to students in the RtI process. Currently, Lauren is in her 2nd year at Anderson High School as a Special... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 218

12:30pm

What is Digital Citizenship and Why Should I Care? - A DigCit Overview
Nine essential elements of Digital Citizenship have emerged over time and each of them is critical to understanding and navigating our digital world. We will discuss each of the nine elements and their impact on the lives of our students.What is Digital Citizenship and Why Should I Care? - A DigCit Overview

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Grimes

Robbie Grimes

Owner, EdTechZone
Whether it’s helping users understand the collaborative power of Google Apps for Education, building lessons in a school’s learning management system, or helping students, teachers, and parents recognize the importance of Digital Citizenship, Robbie Grimes’ passion lies in helping children and adults become better learners and consumers of information through the use of technology. Robbie believes that to be successful, learners must have... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 101

12:30pm

Classroom Management and Expectations in the 1:1 Classroom
Getting ready to go 1:1? First year of 1:1? Come join the conversation around best practice strategies for a 1:1 classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly York

Kelly York

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
I'm a wife, mother, and tech enthusiast with a bit of a nerdy side! I love getting into tv series and documentaries and can't live without my iPhone! I love all things Google and you can literally find me learning new PD in line at the grocery store- ask me how! | | Edging in on a decade of experiences in education has led me to my current role as Associate Director of eLearning. As a classroom teacher, I was very intrigued with all of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 159

12:30pm

Discovery Education Open Session
Check out the inquiry-based science textbook built on the 5E model! Integrates hands-on labs, digital exploration, and more. What your students to learn to read, write, and think like a scientist? Stop by and check out the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Plus, you could win some ‘fin’tastic Shark Week items.

Moderators
Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 355

12:30pm

Do You Dojo?
ClassDojo is a behavior management app that is an easy tool to use for immediate response to student behaviors. ClassDojo allows teachers to share announcements and photos on a private message page with parents. The app also gives parents access to the their own student's daily behavior on any electronic device. This presentation will introduce the ClassDojo app, give tips for how to successfully use the app and get anyone who is interested signed up and ready to start the school year with a successful behavior management plan! 

Speakers
avatar for Tori Justin

Tori Justin

5th grade teacher, Anderson Community Schools
I am a third year teacher at Erskine Elementary. I have taught second grade, third grade and now fifth grade. I graduated from Ball State University and now reside in Muncie with my husband, three step children and a pug named Chubs. We are expecting our first little boy in December as well! I have had a passion for teaching and helping others for as long as I can remember. I love using technology in the classroom because I believe it is engaging... Read More →
avatar for Larissa Scott

Larissa Scott

Third Grade Teacher, Eastside Elementary
Larissa Scott (Rissi to most) is a 3rd grade teacher in Anderson Community Schools and a graduate of Anderson University. She and her husband, Ryan, who is also a teacher, have 1 son (Carter) and a daughter (Kolbi) on the way! Larissa's passions in the classroom are classroom management, language arts, and encouraging students to use more technology (YAY for Chromebooks!). In her free time, she loves to hang out by the pool, visit the lake, watch... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 103

12:30pm

Going Virtual with Google Cardboard
Get hands on with Google Cardboard, and see the many exciting applications for your classroom. You won't believe how five dollars worth of cardboard can transform your phone as a learning device. I will also show how to create a virtual 360 tour using Holobuilder. Attendees should plan to have the free ‘Google Cardboard’ and 'Google Street View' app installed on their phones before attending the session. 

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Coach/Math Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever transformed his teaching style. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped learning, and other web tools into his daily lessons. During the winter of 2014-2015 he was part of... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 214

12:30pm

Great Teachers + Great Tools=Great Results
What do you get when you add a great tool to your already great teachers ....great results! Waterford is a proven tool which provides personalize learning for prek thru second grade in reading, math, science and so much more. Learn how to integrate this dynamic tool into your classroom routine as we demonstrate best practices for individual, group and whole class instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kunberger

Steve Kunberger

Account Executive, Waterford Research Institute
Married over my head, Father of 3 from HS Senior to a third grader. Hail from a rural town and from a family of educators. Have been helping Hoosiers implement technology for over 18 years. Super passionate about helping our youngest learners build a solid foundation and get off to a great start in their education.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 104

12:30pm

How'd You Do That?
Ever get tripped up with technology? This session will cover some of the basics we often miss as we zoom through ever-changing technologies. Learn what that wheel in the middle of the mouse does; working with tabs in web browsers; easily searching google drive and gmail, and bring your own questions!

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Todd

Tammy Todd

PowerSchool Support Specialist, Anderson Community Schools
Tammy Todd, MA, has worked with PowerSchool for eight years as a support specialist and trainer. She is passionate about security and helping people better use and understand their everyday technology. Todd conducts training sessions in all aspects of PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and gradebook and has presented about FERPA to various groups of educator and administrators. In addition to this support and training, she taught technology courses at... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 156

12:30pm

Seesaw & Shadow Puppet
Want to learn a simple way for students to create a voice over presentation on pictures and then digitally turn it in with a couple clicks? Then come learn about the iPad apps Shadow Puppet & Seesaw. These are stand-alone apps that have more features but work very well together.  Attendees need an iPad or the ability to share one w/ a friend to fully participate.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox

Media & eLearning Specialist, Maple Ridge Elementary
Ryan is a graduate from Indiana State University and a proud father of two great kids. He taught 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade for 10 years before moving to a new role at Maple Ridge. His current role is to oversee the library's day-to-day operations as well as support the staff as a tech coach as the school moves to a blended learning environment.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 116

12:30pm

Snow Days? No More! Prepare to eLearn
You will see an eLearning planner, how it is populated, where work can be sent/collected from students, and what a typical eLearning day looks like for the teacher. Question and answer session will follow.

Speakers
avatar for Joantha Smith

Joantha Smith

4th Grade Teacher, East Noble
Just finished year 21 at Avilla Elementary in East Noble School District.


prezi pdf

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 167
  • Grade Level 3-5

12:30pm

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

12:30pm

The Classroom Connection
Do you want to learn how to make meaningful connections outside your classroom walls? Don’t miss this session!

During the session, you will learn how to:
*Make teacher connections using Twitter and Google Plus
*Create a class blog

During the session, you will receive:
*Real classroom examples
*Screencasts and takeaways

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Churchill

Shawn Churchill

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Shawn is passionate about educational technology and has served as a classroom teacher in two different Delaware County school districts for 10 years. During her time as a classroom teacher, she was passionate about breaking down classroom walls and promoting collaboration on a community, national, and global scale. | | Her passion for educational technology led her to Alexandria-Monroe Community Schools where she helped co-teach and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Reardon-Balcony

12:30pm

Ways to simplify Your Life with Google forms
Have you ever wondered what else you can use Google forms for besides assessment?  Are you a prom sponsor that is selling tickets?  A student council advisor that is collecting votes for different roles in office?  There are so many ways that Google forms can simplify your life and make time for the things that matter!  This session will include how to use form add ons such as form notifications, form limiter as well as ways to customize your form to meet your needs.  Forms can help with parent communication when sending sign ups home and making sure the papers don't get lost in the shuffle.  Look no further and come see how Google forms can help you.

Speakers
avatar for Terra Kline

Terra Kline

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, William Henry Harrison High School
Terra graduated from Purdue University in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. A few short years after this, she completed her Masters in Educatuon from Indiana Wesleyan. She currently teaches Preparing for College and Careers and Human Development to at risk freshman in the Raider Success Center. In addition to this, she also teaches Advanced Child Development and Child Development to students in the general population. | | She... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 321

12:30pm

7 Steps to Creating PLCs (that teachers want to use)
As with any educational program, professional development is one of the keys to a successful online learning initiative. Face-to-face, virtual synchronous and asynchronous, and a strong PLC are all important aspects of a comprehensive PD program. During this session, participants will take a look at the seven components of this varied approach and discuss tips for implementing real-time and self-paced professional development as a way to encourage and facilitate continual growth.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and curriculum development for the district's virtual school (Achieve Virtual Education Academy) and blended initiatives. Michele is a CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, President of the ISTE Online Learning Network, IUPUI online instructor, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 274

12:30pm

Using Early Warning Indicator System to Find the At-Risk Students Hidden in the Data
Research shows that future high school dropouts can and should be identified in middle school. This session will explore best practices in creating structures to address the needs of off-track students. Learn how Five-Star’s Early Warning Indicator System automatically flags at-risk students and allows teams to group students for interventions so their progress can be easily tracked ensuring that these students are successful in high school and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pogue

Melissa Pogue

Five-Star Technology Solutions


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 275

12:30pm

What Teacher Want to Tell You
What teachers want to tell you offers administrators and technology coordinators and coaches a first hand account of the e-learning and technology stress that has been put on teachers, and some solutions to help your school or district become a digital leader.

Speakers
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Troy Davis

Yorktown Community Schools


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 318

12:30pm

Drone - the Unsession

Interested in seeing what these toys are all about? Interested in showing off your own drone? Want to gather more ideas on how to use drones in your classroom or lessons?

Weather permitting, this session will be 50% in the classroom and 50% outdoors.  

Whether you use drones or not, this session will be a collaboration of things we have learned over the past year of using drones in the classroom. We welcome pilots alike (or those dreaming of becoming quadcopter pilots) to come share their experiences, bring questions you have come across, or just to sit and learn from the discussion!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Wallace

Andy Wallace

Migrant Education Program Technology Specialist, East Central Educational Service Center
I serve as the Technology Specialist for the Indiana Migrant Education Program. I'm working closely with the Indiana Department of Education to help roll out a 1:1 initiative for migrant students throughout the state to help give them 24/7 access to coursework and learning opportunities so that they can effectively learn even though their family is extremely mobile. I'm passionate about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, my heart is in... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Decker 350

12:30pm

From Eek! to Geek: Learning How to Teach Computing
Computer Science education has become a national priority. Everyone can program, especially teachers! This session reviews current educational standards, best practices and available resources to learn the instructional competencies required to create computational thinkers through a short learning module and some hands on activities. Come Get Your Geek On!

Speakers
MR

Michele Roberts

Presenter - Code.org, IUPUI
Michele teaches Computer Science at IUPUI, the Indianapolis regional campus of Purdue University. She has been active in Computer Science K-12 outreach for many years, hosting workshops for teachers and summer camps for students. In addition to being the Indiana Code.org K5 affiliate, Michele is also a pilot instructor for the upcoming new Computer Science Principles course and Director of CSCI Computing Outreach at IUPUI. She is passionate about... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 365

12:30pm

PRISM: Digital Resources and the Moodle LMS
Rose-Hulman PRISM has over 4,400 digital STEM resources available for Indiana K-12 students. The attendees will learn how to access these resources, create and search electronic lesson plans for all content areas, and develop courses using the Moodle Learning Management System.

Speakers
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Ashlee Scherwinski

PRISM Outreach Facilitator, Rose-Hulman
PRISM is a free web site linking Indiana Academic Standards for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to appropriate web sites and applications for grades K-12. The site is hosted at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and is funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment. We also freely offer the Moodle Learning Management System. Teachers can create an online classroom environment where they can store their course's digital... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Hartung 166

12:30pm

Beyond the Basics of iBooks Author- Creating interactivity for your iBooks
Since it’s inception iBooks Author has been a major disruptor for the traditional classroom experience. Placing this tool in the hands of students transforms their role from being passive consumers to active builders of authentic content that can be published to a global audience. Furthermore, teachers around the world are using iBooks Author to create multi-touch interactive textbooks transforming the student learning experience into one that is interactive, personalized, and highly engaging. Attendees will learn how this amazing tool can totally unleash the creative juices of both the student and the teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony DiLaura

Anthony DiLaura

Teacher, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, MI
Anthony is a high school math teacher, STEM educator, and instructional technology specialist. In 2013 he was award the “Apple Distinguished Educator” title and in 2015 he was nationally recognized as the “iBooks Author Trainer of the Year” for his innovative workshops that help educators author multi-touch textbooks for the iPad. Anthony teaches in a 1:1 iPad environment and testifies to the profound impact iPads and iBooks have on... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 102

1:30pm

Lunch Available
Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Marketplace Olt Student Center

1:30pm

Collaborative Google Slides in the ELA Classroom
Google Slides offer a unique collaborative experience to enhance understanding and engagement in your ELA classroom. We will discuss tips and tricks for using Slides in the classroom, as well as ideas for using Slides collaboratively.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Knost

Elizabeth Knost

Teacher, Anderson High School


elead gslides

Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 321

1:30pm

Creating Assessments That Can’t Be “Googled”
In an online classroom when we cannot see students doing their work, we have to provide assessment opportunities that allow students to showcase their learning in a way that provides reliable data for the teacher. This is one of the biggest challenges for online educators: determining whether the student actually understands the material or simply understands how to use Google to find answers. In this session, learn strategies to make your assessments “Google proof.”

Speakers
avatar for Michele Eaton

Michele Eaton

Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township
Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the MSD of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and curriculum development for the district's virtual school (Achieve Virtual Education Academy) and blended initiatives. Michele is a CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, President of the ISTE Online Learning Network, IUPUI online instructor, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 274

1:30pm

Critical Thinking, Technology, and Standards
Attendees will have the opportunity to work through some example tasks, reflect on their curriculum and assessment, gather free resources, and examine the science standards. As educators work, they will examine how technology can modify instruction or change instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Jarred Corwin

Jarred Corwin

Other
Jarred Corwin is the Science and STEM Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education. He joined the IDOE after leaving the classroom as a high school science teacher. He has taught Biology, ICP, and Chemistry over the course of the past five years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ball State University. Jarred worked for private industry for two years before he became a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow and obtained his... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 166

1:30pm

Demo Slam-UnwrAPPed
Join us for an exciting session as we unwrAPP several iOS apps creating classroom transformation and engagement.

During the session, we will:

*Provide brief explanation of app
*Demo the app in 3 minutes or less
*Share student work examples aligned to Indiana state standards
*Share screencasts, takeaways, and step-by-step directions 

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Churchill

Shawn Churchill

Innovative Learning Specialist, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Shawn is passionate about educational technology and has served as a classroom teacher in two different Delaware County school districts for 10 years. During her time as a classroom teacher, she was passionate about breaking down classroom walls and promoting collaboration on a community, national, and global scale. | | Her passion for educational technology led her to Alexandria-Monroe Community Schools where she helped co-teach and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Reardon-Balcony

1:30pm

Designing Home Pages that Inspire Learning
Wow! That is pretty! This session will focus on the why and how of creating inviting home pages that promote student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Pitcher

Adam Pitcher

Regional Director, Canvas by Instructure
Instructure Inc. (Canvas) was founded in 2008 with the purpose of disrupting the Learning Management System (LMS) market by setting a new, open standard for education technology. We believe that an LMS shouldn’t be a closed system. It should be an easy to use, powerful platform that easily integrates content and communication from everywhere. We believe technology is necessary, but not sufficient to improve education. Technology is only a tool... Read More →



Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 104

1:30pm

Everything You Need to Know About Canvas Quizzes and Question Banks
Learn how to construct quizzes in Canvas using all of the different question types. Make the question banks work to your advantage. Be sure to bring your quiz questions to this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Sami Smith

Sami Smith

eLearning Instructional Coach, Anderson School Corp


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 167

1:30pm

Gamify Your Classroom!
Attendees will learn how to gamify their classroom through Classcraft. During this session, we will be learning how to use this website for classroom management, turn quizzes into epic battles, stay in touch with student/parents, and how to hook/engage your student daily.   I will also be presenting on how to setup and run a mystery skype/hangout.  It is a great way to ditch that textbook and add some excitement to your classroom.  Students will be able to use real world problem solving, peer collaboration, asking questions, and using maps.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Wiseman

Matt Wiseman

FLCS - Frankton Elem.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 101

1:30pm

Make It or Break It with BreakoutEDU
By now you may have heard of the phenomenon of BreakoutEDU boxes or breakout rooms. The collaborative gaming sensation has been sweeping the nation since its birth. This session will help guide you in creating your own breakout games for your classroom, professional development session, or other educational get together.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Kline

Kyle Kline

Technology Coach/Math Coach, Delphi Community School Corporation
Kyle Kline is a math curriculum and technology integration specialist at Delphi Community High School. Previously he spent 13 years teaching mathematics at the high school level. A few years ago he attended a conference on education technology that forever transformed his teaching style. He regularly integrated Twitter (@MrKline_EdTech), flipped learning, and other web tools into his daily lessons. During the winter of 2014-2015 he was part of... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 214

1:30pm

Paper to Platform
Even in a digital world teachers are still necessary. Every teacher can make the leap from paper to platform as long as they have a good staring point. This session will help take beginner and intermediate teachers from paper to platform with tips, tricks; and strategies for building digital content, finding quality resources, creating engaging and authentic assessment, mentoring and facilitating, and managing students in a digital world.

Speakers
TD

Troy Davis

Yorktown Community Schools


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 318

1:30pm

Practical EdTech: Leveraging Simple Tools in Powerful Ways
Although impressive on paper, the newest tool or application can often distract, rather than empower, meaningful learning. Through classroom examples and live demonstrations, this session will help teachers develop, and more importantly, trust in, a simple and streamlined set of tools. Great teaching has been happening long before the advent of technology, and by simplifying our approach to technology integration, we can merge the best of both worlds! 

Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco and also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University. In addition to his role as a science instructor, Ramsey is the Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral and runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the Bay Area. | | Ramsey delivers... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Reardon Auditorium

1:30pm

Quizlet Rocks!
Quizlet is one of the most versitile educational apps ever released. More than just online 3x5 cards, Quizlet allows users to create, copy, and share study sets with the world. It also has a variety of useful study methods that help users to prepare for testing. Whether your class is 1-to-1 or not, this tool is priceless for incorporation in classrooms across the curriculum. Come prepared to collaborate!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Callen

Todd Callen

Teacher, ACSC


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 365

1:30pm

Sharing and Curating with Symbaloo
Share and curate websites, tools, videos, and more by using Symbaloo as your bookmarking tool. Symbaloo can  be shared with parents, students, and coworkers. A great way to curate and share valuable tools that can  be used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Matthews

Erika Matthews

Media and eLearning Specialist, SMCSC
Erika Matthews has taught for 14 years with South Madison Community School Corporation. She has taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and K-6 Computers and is currently the media and eLearning Specialist at Pendleton Elementary.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 116

1:30pm

Student Showcase
4th Grade Students-Tonya Boyton, South Madison
5th and 6th Grade Students-Ashley Gustin, South Madison
Middle School Students-Andrea Allison, Lapel
High School Students-Mary Ann Bolinger, South Madison  

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Byrum Hall Lobby

1:30pm

Teaching with Primary Sources in Cooperation with the Library of Congress
Participants gain strategies for using primary sources to help students engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills and build content knowledge. Lessons for a secondary science class were developed and will also be presented using these skills. 

Speakers
avatar for Megan Ewing

Megan Ewing

Science Teacher, Hamilton Southeastern High School
I have been teaching high school Earth/Space Science for 7 years. I have interests in sustainability and digital curriculum development. I recently participated in a Teaching with Primary Resources conference in collaboration with the Library of Congress and will be sharing this information with you all.



Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 156

1:30pm

Tech Bites for Teachers
Looking to learn about the latest technology tools and how they can be used to engage and assess your students? Then this professional development is for you! In these short sessions, educators are introduced to tools that can be used in their classrooms and how to best implement these tools in their classrooms. This session offers opportunities for exploration and discussion around what technology can do in your blended classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie DeWitt

Jamie DeWitt

Director of Blended Professional Learning, Michigan Virtual University
I am the mom of three young boys and an Army wife. I love learning and love teaching. I spent six years in a high school math classroom and seven years teaching online. I have my Master's in K12 Administration from Michigan State University and Bachelor's from the small (but lovely) Aquinas College. I have the (crazy) dream to travel around the country with my family in a giant RV.
avatar for Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Instructional Design Coach, Michigan Virtual University
I am a husband, father, son, hockey player, hip-hop enthusiast and I'm always hungry (food and learning)! I started my career in education as a 7th grade social studies teacher and have continued into my current role, supporting teachers to design learning for their students. I prefer unique conversation to small talk, so please jump right in and talk to me about insanely niche things that interest you.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 103

1:30pm

Technological Connections in an Art Room
Attendees learn the importance of using video and PowerPoint presentations in the art room to help students see how art is accessible and promote open communication with each other about their thoughts. Through technology, students will experience artists and their works in their own classroom in an exciting and meaningful way. 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Bennett

Katherine Bennett

Art Teacher, Elwood School Corp


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 218

1:30pm

The Hidden Gem of Google Apps: Google Drawings
Come learn of ways to incorporate Google Drawings into your classroom. From collaborative or independent projects to notes, graphic organizers and more!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly York

Kelly York

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
I'm a wife, mother, and tech enthusiast with a bit of a nerdy side! I love getting into tv series and documentaries and can't live without my iPhone! I love all things Google and you can literally find me learning new PD in line at the grocery store- ask me how! | | Edging in on a decade of experiences in education has led me to my current role as Associate Director of eLearning. As a classroom teacher, I was very intrigued with all of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 159

1:30pm

Pivot - Evaluations
The quest for identifying and supporting effective and highly effective teachers is at the forefront in all districts pursuing academic excellence. Learn to use technology to not only perform classroom observations, but to also complete annual summative evaluations, assign professional development, track Professional Growth Plans, and monitor school-wide and districtwide trends.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Pogue

Melissa Pogue

Five-Star Technology Solutions


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Hartung 275

2:30pm

Defining Your Digital Ecosystem
Description: Digital tools are essential to our survival in our personal and professional lives.  For educators and students, decisions are made every day as to which tools are assimilated into our "digital ecosystems."  But it's so overwhelming!  This begs the answers to two questions:
  1. What tools comprise the digital ecosystems of students and educators?
  2. How do educators and students decide which tools they should be using in the digital age?

Nathan will explore these questions through personal and local examples in this relevant, practical message.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate and experienced advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom. In his seventeen years of K-12 experience prior to joining Five-Star, he led three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices. Professionally, he specializes in providing consulting, strategic planning, and professional development for school districts implementing digital... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Reardon Auditorium